Michael O’Sullivan is an Economist and the land thematic leader for the World Bank's Gender Innovation Lab. He analyzes the impact of agriculture and land projects in Africa to identify ways to strengthen women's economic empowerment. His current research centers on issues of gender in the economic sectors in Benin, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, and Uganda. Mr. O'Sullivan previously worked on USAID projects for Chemonics International and Mercy Corps, and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso. He holds a Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.