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Director Todd Diamond

Todd Diamond is a democracy and governance specialist and crisis and conflict analyst with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing international donor projects. Working on behalf of USAID, the State Department, the Department of Defense, and the U.K. government, Mr. Diamond has built the capacity of both civil society actors and government institutions charged with fostering accountable, cooperative, and productive political environments. He has worked in the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. At Chemonics Mr. Diamond currently provides support and analysis to governance programs in the Middle East and North Africa. Previously, he was a journalist on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. Mr. Diamond earned a graduate degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Blog Posts by Todd Diamond

The Case of Jordan: Empowering Municipalities to Improve Public Service Delivery

This post originally appeared on UrbanLinks. Quick infusions of public services are usually a surefire way for local officials to increase their political capital. But pushing through reforms that spur longer-term economic development and strengthen community cohesion is often much harder to accomplish amid competing priorities. In Jordan, USAID’s Cities Implementing Transparent Innovative and Effective…

4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance

Despite the recent weakening of violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, these threats continue to be a pressing global issue. In the development sector, countering violent extremism (CVE) and preventing violent extremism (PVE) are increasingly high priorities for government agencies and donors. As USAID, the State Department, and others grapple…