Jonathan Bhalla Phyllis Dininio Brooke Stearns Lawson Sasha Jesperson Simon Mills

Development response to organized crime: Perspectives from the UK and the US

A Talk by Phyllis Dininio , Brooke Stearns Lawson PhD , Jonathan Bhalla , Sasha Jesperson and Simon Mills

About this Talk

This panel brings together researchers and government officials from the United Kingdom and the United States to discuss their respective approaches to organised crime analysis and organised crime sensitivity, with a particular focus on how this can and should inform efforts to tackle organized crime, with presentations from the lead researchers on recent publications including: development impacts of SOC and what works in tackling SOC and Technical Guidance on the Development Response to Organized Crime. This would be followed by a discussion of how this research can, is, and should inform related policy discussions by representatives from FCDO and USAID.

01 December 2021, 04:00 PM

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

About The Speakers

Phyllis Dininio

Phyllis Dininio

Technical Director, Management Systems International

Development practitioner who has led research and published extensively on organized crime and corruption including technical guidance for leading international donor organizations

Brooke Stearns Lawson

Brooke Stearns Lawson PhD

Senior Conflict, Governance and Crime Advisor, USAID

Research, policy and programming expert on anti-corruption, transnational organized crime, conflict and critical minerals, and private sector engagement

Jonathan Bhalla

Jonathan Bhalla

Governance Adviser, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Governance Adviser for the UK FCDO working on Serious and Organised Crime

Sasha Jesperson

Sasha Jesperson

RHIPTO Norwegian Center for Global Analyses


Simon Mills

Simon Mills

UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Head of Transnational Threats at UK Government's Stabilisation Unit