Dr Tracy Ledger

Tracy Ledger Tracy Ledger

  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Email: tracymledger@gmail.com

Tracy Ledger is an independent consultant specialising in local economic development, food security and public sector reform.

Projects she has worked on include Team Leader on an investigation into the reasons for poor organisational performance in the 60 worst performing municipalities in South Africa for the Public Affairs Research Institution (PARI) at the University of the Witwatersrand; a review of the Buffalo City Development Agency (for GIZ); a review of the Integrated Wild Coast Development Initiative for GTAC, National Treasury; and project leader for the Eastern Cape Red Meat Project at ComMark Trust.

Tracy has published a number of research papers, including topics such as Market access for small farmers (Agrekon 52(1)); Making the Informal Economy Visible: Guidelines for Municipalities in Adopting a More Development Approach Towards the Informal Economy (for PARI); and An assessment of the business planning and performance monitoring guidelines and templates issued by national departments to municipalities, unpublished position paper prepared for the South African Local Government Association.

She has a PhD (Economic Anthropology) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a MComm (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Stellenbosch, and a B Comm and BComm Honours (Economics) from the University of the Witwatersrand.