Chief of Party
Phyllis Dininio is the incoming chief of party for the Countering Transnational Corruption Grand Challenge funded by USAID and is currently serving on USAID's Anti-Corruption Task Force. Previously, she served as a technical director at MSI and in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, the World Bank, and USAID’s Democracy and Governance Office. Phyllis’ publications include USAID's Technical Guidance on the Development Response to Organized Crime; Street Gangs and Violent Extremist Organizations; Organized Crime, Conflict and Fragility; Practitioners’ Guide for Anticorruption Programming; The Development Response to Drug Trafficking in Africa; Guidance for Democracy and Governance Programming in Post-Conflict Countries; and The Handbook for Fighting Corruption. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and a master’s degree in political and economic development from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.