Sydney Gourlay is a Survey Specialist in the Development Data Group of the World Bank. Her primary area of research is methodological validation with a particular focus on land area measurement. Her current work includes the coordination of a methodologi... cal validation study in Ethiopia, with objective measurements in land area measurement and soil fertility. As a member of the LSMS-ISA team, she also assists with cross-country research and data analysis for LSMS-ISA project countries. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in Economics from American University in Washington, DC.