Anna Wetterberg

Senior Social Scientist and Senior Manager, RTI Press

Anna Wetterberg


  • PhD, Sociology, University of California
  • MA, Sociology, University of California
  • MA, International Development Policy, Stanford University
  • BA, Economics with distinction, Stanford University
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Anna Wetterberg has over 20 years of experience working on research and project implementation in international development, with a focus on governance and policy analysis. She has designed and led numerous mixed-method and qualitative studies with the findings published in journals such as World Development, International Public Management Journal, Public Administration Review, and Development in Practice.

Dr. Wetterberg has recently focused her research on governance approaches to service delivery and capacity-building for local organizations. In 2014, she was commissioned to provide policy recommendations for strengthening village-level governance to the Indonesian Vice President’s National Commission on Poverty Alleviation. She also has experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and has presented and published research directed at policymakers and academic audiences. In Indonesia, Dr. Wetterberg led a policy research and training program at the Ministry of Agriculture, worked on strengthening public and private sector support for small business development, and developed the monitoring and evaluation framework for the country’s largest poverty alleviation and participatory planning program.