Sarah’s research interests are in the historical development of the state, public sector reform, and the governance of school education. She has sixteen years’ experience as a social science researcher, and has lead research projects for government organisations, international donors and local non-governmental organisations. She has worked for a number of policy think tanks and a survey company before joining PARI – where she is currently employed at the Institute’s Research Coordinator. Sarah holds a PhD in History from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), a Masters in Sociology from Wits, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town.
Meny-Gibert, S. (2019) ‘State “Infrastructural power” and the Bantustans: the case of education’. African Historical Review, 50(1-2), 46–77.
Meny-Gibert, S. (2018) ‘Shifting power, shifting rules in the South African state: the case of the Eastern Cape Education Department’. Working Paper No.2. Presented at University of the Witwatersrand.
Meny-Gibert, S. (2018) ‘The Public Service Human Resource Development Strategic Framework’. Commissioned by PSETA for the Department of Public Service and Administration. Pretoria: Department of Public Service and Administration.
Ledger, T. and S. Meny-Gibert (2018) ‘The Challenge of Prioritisation and Alignment in Public Sector Planning and Implementation: Literature Review’. A PARI and Twende Mbele report. Pretoria: Twende Mbele.
Meny-Gibert, S. (2017) ‘Review Report: In Support of the Development of an Updated Public Service Human Resource Development Strategic Framework. Commissioned by PSETA for the Department of Public Service and Administration. Pretoria: Department of Public Service and Administration.
Meny-Gibert, S (2017) ‘Shifting power, shifting rules in the South African state’. Working Paper No. 1. European Conference on African Studies, Basel, July 2017.
Meny-Gibert, S., M. Buthelezi, I. Chipkin and S. Powell (2016) ‘National Anti-Corruption Strategy: Diagnostic Report’. Commissioned by GIZ for the government steering committee established for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (under the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC), Pretoria.
Meny-Gibert, S., M. Buthelezi and I. Chipkin (2016) ‘Discussion Document: Towards a National Anti-Corruption Strategy’. Commissioned by GIZ for the government steering committee established for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (under the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC), Pretoria.
Meny-Gibert, S. and R. Brunette (2016) ‘Case Study Report: Reflections on a GTAC Project to Improve Supply Chain Management in a Provincial Education Department (project pn714)’. A GTAC report. Johannesburg: The Government Technical Advisory Centre.
Ledger, T., C. Barberton, G. Tshimomola and S. Meny-Gibert (2014) ‘Expenditure and Performance Review: National Language Services’. Commissioned by the National Treasury, Pretoria.
Meny-Gibert, S. (2013) ‘Living Together Separately in the New South Africa: the Case of Integrated Housing in Mogale City and Lehae Project’. Prepared by PARI for the Ahmed Kathrada Foudation. Johannesburg: Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
Meny-Gibert, S. and I. Chipkin (2013) ‘SADC Protocol Tracker Report on Corruption’. A diagnostic/review report. Gaborone: Southern African Development Community Council of Non-governmental Organisations.
Chipkin, I. and S. Meny-Gibert (2013) ‘New and Contemporary Spaces in South Africa,’ in Social Dynamics, 39 (2): 151–58.
Meny-Gibert, S. and B. Russell (2013) ‘South Africa’s School-Going Culture?’, in S. Motala, V. Dieltiens and Y. Sayed (eds) Finding Place and Keeping Pace, pp. 1–9. Pretoria: HSRC Press.
Chipkin, I. and S. Meny-Gibert (2012) ‘Why the Past Matters: Studying Public Administration in South Africa’. Journal of Public Administration, 47(1): 102–12.
Dieltiens, V. and S. Meny-Gibert (2012) ‘In Class? Poverty, Social Exclusion and School Access in South Africa’, Journal of Education, 55: 127–44.
Meny-Gibert, S., I. Chipkin and T. Ledger (2012) ‘Diagnostic Research Report on Corruption, Non-Compliance and Weak Organisations’. Prepared by PARI for the Technical Assistance Unit. Pretoria: The National Treasury of South Africa.