An Kritzinger began her career with the Development Bank of Southern Africa as a researcher. She gained valuable experience in analyses and database development pertaining to key economic indicators. Thereafter she lectured at the University of Stellenbosch while completing a Master’s thesis in Economics. An also has extensive experience in the economic profiling and economic development plans for local authorities and districts in South Africa. She was involved in the design and implementation of a training project with regards to capacity training in sustainable Local Economic
Development (LED) monitoring for district municipalities throughout South Africa, in collaboration with the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She has been working as a consultant in the economic development field for the past thirteen years and her work has focused on economic profiling and applied economic modelling in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, including macro-economic impact analyses, economic cost benefit analyses, social incidence studies and macro-economic forecast modelling.