Anna is a Research Fellow and member of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI.
She is a development anthropologist with almost 20 years of experience in researching, writing and teaching on development policy. Her research focuses on local governance, community driven development, livelihoods, aid effectiveness and service delivery.
Anna was previously a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Bradford, and is currently a visiting professor at Mzumbe University in Tanzania (2013-present), where she is also creating and tracking the evolution of a local governance index in partnership with Foundation for Civil Society (Tanzania) and INTRAC. In 2012, Anna worked with INTRAC and World Vision to explore collaboration between NGOs and academics in international development under the Development Studies Association’s New Ideas Initiative.
Holding local government to account in Tanzania: researching performance from the bottom up
Practitioner-academic collaboration in research to tackle global development challenges