Sarah is a Senior Advisor for Localization at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a former Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development. Her work, as part of the Center’s U.S. Development Policy Initiative, focuses on U.S. government aid effectiveness.
Areas of her research and analysis have included the policies and operation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the use of evaluation and evidence to inform programming and policy, the implementation of country ownership principles, and the process of transitioning middle-income countries from grant assistance to other development instruments.
Previously, Sarah worked for USAID in Mozambique as a specialist in strategic information and monitoring and evaluation. She also worked at MCC, focusing on the agency’s evidence-based country selection process. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a B.S. in Foreign Service, both from Georgetown University.