Marlene Lee is a senior program manager in International Programs. Her focus is on economic development, education, and women’s empowerment. Lee previously worked at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and at Louisiana State University, as well as for the United States Peace Corps and as an independent research consultant. She holds advanced degrees with specializations in public policy and administration, family demography, and community development.
Education Matters: Keeping Girls in School Can Improve Economic Development in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region
Girls’ educational attainment affects the human capital of Burkina Faso’s future
labor force, shaping their economic opportunities and their country’s economic
growth. In northeastern Burkina Faso, educational attainment in the Sahel Region
lags compared to the rest of the count…