Phyllis Dininio is a technical director in the governance and conflict service areas. She has conducted political economy, fragility, and democracy, human rights and governance assessments and led research, program design, and trainings on organized crime, violent extremism, anti-corruption, women’s political empowerment and authoritarianism. She also manages ongoing analysis of worldwide fragility and instability risk indicators for USAID. Previously, she served 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 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.
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