Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - France
Lisa E. Williams, the Acting Team Lead on Accountable and Effective Institutions in the Development Co-operation Directorate at the Organisation of Co-operation and Development. In more than 15 years of professional experience in development, she has focused her work on addressing challenges of conflict, fragility and weak governance in developing countries. She has championed ground-breaking policy research and analysis in conflict prevention, peacebuilding evaluation, security sector reform, governance and accountability systems, and deepened political economy and integrated governance approaches in development programs in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She served for three years as a Senior Governance Fellow with the USAID Center for Democracy, Rights and Governance. Her work has included support to program designs and policy development in countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia on practice with developing country partners, academia and with donors and regional development banks. Her aim is to steadily advance the discipline of development, break down silos and help build better evidence and politically savvy approaches to support in governance and peace building, a field which constitutes more than 11 per cent of Official Development Assistance (ODA). At USAID and the OECD, she has led teams of experts in conflict, fragility and governance, notably in brokering shared guidance for donor behavior change for better development policies and practice. She holds a Master’s degree from Tuft's University's the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in France with her family.