Based in Pretoria, Albertus Schoeman is a member of the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. His work focuses on building institutions and improving governance, and he aspires to alleviate poverty and economic inequity in South Africa.
He has published his research in journals such as Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, and the Institute for Security Studies Southern Africa Report.
Schoeman has a practical and educational background in political economy and anticorruption. After his undergraduate degree in international relations at the University of Pretoria, he studied at the University of Nottingham for his master’s in political development. He received his PhD from the University of Sussex, where his research focused on understanding state capture.
Since then, he has gone on to work as an adviser to policymakers, government officials and legislators in several countries. In this capacity, he has focused on policy and reducing the risk of corruption.
“I’d like to see South Africa return to a place where the economy is vibrant and inclusive.”