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Elisabeth Dallas

Elisabeth Dallas is a conflict prevention and resolution expert with more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing programs that successfully mitigate conflict and support state-of-the-art peacebuilding. She was the director for Chemonics’ Peace, Stability, and Transition Practice. Prior to Chemonics, Ms. Dallas served as a senior conflict and peacebuilding advisor in USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. In this role, she provided technical support to USAID missions, conducting conflict assessments and designing conflict prevention programs. She also was a chief of party for the Public International Law & Policy Group. Ms. Dallas has worked throughout South Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Her expertise is conflict analysis, conflict sensitive development, violence prevention, mediation, and negotiation. Ms. Dallas holds an M.A. in public international law and conflict resolution and an M.A. certificate in human security from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. She also holds a B.A. in anthropology from Haverford College.

by Elisabeth Dallas


What the Global Fragility Act Could Mean for Development Investments

This post originally appeared on Devex. The Global Fragility Act requires the U.S. government, in collaboration with civil society, to develop a 10-year strategy to enhance stability and to reduce violence and fragility globally. The GFA — recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and up for a full vote by the Senate —…

Determining the ‘How’ with Stabilization

The number of civilian deaths due to violent conflict more than tripled since 2007 — according to the World Bank and the United Nations’ Pathways for Peace study — and an estimated 65.6 million people have been displaced from their homes, largely due to conflict. The study also notes that the cost of responding to…

Making it Stick: Key Considerations for Operationalizing the Stabilization Assistance Review

Weak political and social institutions, persistent poverty, high population growth rates, and even recurrent climate shocks can drive vulnerable countries into chronic instability. Preventing vulnerable countries from backsliding into conflict requires a strategic, multi-layered, and flexible response. This includes the delivery of humanitarian assistance, but also programming that can immediately stabilize countries and build the foundation…

USAID Support for Kenya's 2013 Elections: Rapid Assessment Review

This USAID report, prepared by Larry Garber, Elizabeth Dallas, and Johanna Wilkie, appraises USAID/Kenya's assistance for the March 4, 2013 elections over the course of several years.