Annabel Vanroose is working as an Associate Professor in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch-Business School in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She holds a Degree in Advanced Business Management (ULB) and is a graduate of the European Microfinance Programme (EMP). She worked as a professor at the Universidad de Piura (UDEP) in Peru, where she also engaged in research on impact evaluation. She has been lecturing on a part-time basis at the ULB in the framework of the EMP. During 2014-2015 she participated in the study on Accountability and NGOs in South Africa, as a post-doctoral fellow from the VUB.