Albert van Zyl
Title: Manager, Research
Van Zyl joined the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in August 2005 and is based at IBP-Cape Town. He works on revenue issues and the formulation of a medium term training and technical assistance strategy for the IBP. Van Zyl has consulted to finance ministries, NGOs and legislatures in Burkina Faso, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Niger, South Africa, and Uganda and a range of non-African countries. Over the last three 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 (BIS) at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) and directed it from 2000-2002. At BIS he focused on local government finance and social service issues. Van Zyl holds a MA 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.
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