Albertus Schoeman

Former University of Sussex Chancellor's International Research Scholar, World Bank Africa Fellow and Mail & Guardian Young South African for 2022. 

I’ve worked on projects with organizations including the Brookings Institute, the Community of Democracies, Transparency International Defence & Security, and the World Bank to advise policymakers and legislators in numerous countries on policy issues including anti-corruption, public sector reform, and democratic governance. 

I have bachelor’s and honor’s degrees in political science and international relations from the University of Pretoria, a master’s degree in governance and political development from the University of Nottingham and a PhD from the University of Sussex. My PhD on the political economy of institutional development examined the relationship between political parties and the state to understand how this relationship shapes the quality of governance, political stability, and the development of political institutions. My research interests include state-building, the political-administrative interface in democracies, anti-corruption, and preventing fragility and conflict.