Albert Van Zyl
Van Zyl is a researcher for the International Budget Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Project works to enhance the effective participation of civil society organizations in public budgeting in developing and transition countries.
Van Zyl joined the IBP in August 2005 to work on a wide range of training and research activities.
Van Zyl has consulted to finance ministries, NGOs and legislatures in South Africa, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Mozambique and a range of non-African countries.
Over the last 3 years he established and managed the macro-economic and budget offices in the Western Cape Government in South Africa. Between 1997 and 2002 van Zyl worked at the Budget Information Service and directed it from 2000-2002. At BIS he focused on local government finance and social service issues.
Van Zyl holds Masters Degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economy from the Universities of Stellenbosch and Bordeaux, France. He has published on a range of public finance issues including fiscal policy, social service finance, environmental issues and subnational finance.