Rosita Armytage

Rosita Armytage

Dr Rosita Armytage is an anthropologist and the lead qualitative researcher on the 'Islands of Integrity' project. She is a Research Fellow at Durham University. Her research interests are elite networking and alliances, class and capitalism, and the informal structures that entrench inequality.

Rosita has thirteen years’ experience as a development practitioner working on governance reform research and projects across Asia and Africa, primarily with The Asia Foundation, the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the East-West Center.

She has designed, implemented, and evaluated governance reform projects for DFAT, DFID, USAID, the US State Department, DANIDA, and others. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the Australian National University.


How to find surprising development successes

16th April 2018

How mixed methods can unearth cases of positive deviance.

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Corruption research: Hunting for glimmers of light in the gloom

25th July 2017

Why it can be hard to start a conversation with the people who might know what really works in the fight against corruption.

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