Cansu Birce Gokalp is an Analyst with the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab in the Africa Chief Economist’s Office. She provides policy and operational support, making sure evidence on what works to close gender gaps is translated into new project design and policymaking. Before this, she worked with the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), which addresses the financial and non-financial constraints faced by women entrepreneurs. Across her different roles, Birce coordinated projects with multinational teams of public and private sector leaders, launched new publications, conducted high-level policy reform dialogue, events, and trainings, and forged new partnerships.
Birce holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs from Yale University and was awarded a full scholarship award by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Relations and Business Administration from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.