Lolette Kritzinger-van Niekerk

Lolette Kritzinger-van Niekerk is senior economist at the World Bank and is country economist for Botswana and Swaziland as well as the Bank’s task team leader on regional integration in Southern and Eastern Africa.

She was senior lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Pretoria and associate director of the Centre for Policy Analysis and Information at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). She held the position of economist in the DBSA’s Southern Africa Business Unit, before she joined the World Bank in 2000. She coordinated the regional cooperation initiative among development finance institutions in SADC.

She has published extensively in the various fields of economics and has been a member of the Central Council of the Economic Society of South Africa for the past five years. She is associate editor of the journal Development Southern Africa.