Ms Anna Matevosyan

Specialist Degree in Area Studies (Yerevan State Linguistic University), Master of Public Management (University of Potsdam), Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Rural Development (SOAS, University of London)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Anna is a development practitioner and researcher with experience in international development projects and programmes. The geographical scope of her work covers parts of the South Caucasus, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. 

Interests and expertise in the international development space:

  • Communities and local government 
  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Environmental governance and protection
  • Cash transfers-poverty linkages
  • Housing finance and energy efficiency.


Research | Current

Anna's current research focuses on the decentralized natural resource governance in Taiwan. Her Ph.D. thesis is titled,   "Understanding Local Environmental Governance: The Case of Wildlife Refuges in Taiwan".


Postgraduate supervision

Prof. Andreas Neef from the University of Auckland is the main supervisor of this project.


  1. The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

  2. The University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Doctoral Research Fund Grant

  3. Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Dissertation Fellowship



  • Project development
  • Proposal writing
  • Fundraising
  • Field research
  • Data analysis
  • Reports, presentations, and scholarly articles

Areas of expertise

  • Project/programme coordination
  • Project/programme development
  • Management consulting
  • Market research
  • Communication, advocacy, and marketing
  • Business development
  • Translation and editing, interpretation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Training assessments