Experts & Staff

Sarah Logan

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Energy, investment, economic reforms, fragile contexts, eastern and southern Africa


English (fluent), Swahili (conversational)


Sarah Logan is a visiting fellow in the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Her main research interests are in energy and investment in Africa, with a focus on more fragile settings. She is an economist and lawyer with significant experience working with governments of countries experiencing fragility and conflict.

Logan has worked as a consultant on a range of projects, including with governments on economic reforms and organisations advancing peace finance initiatives in Africa. Previously, she was head of the State Fragility initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC) at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she worked closely with governments of fragile states on various economic policy reform, notably the transitional government of Sudan and the internationally recognised government in Yemen. She has also been involved with several key state fragility topics, including development finance and scaling up solar mini-grids in fragile contexts. Prior to joining IGC, Logan worked for Radon Law Offices in New York, providing legal and policy advice to developing national governments on natural resource governance issues.

She holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and an LLB from the University of Cape Town. She is an admitted attorney and member of the New York State Bar, American Bar Association, and Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa).