STS will be a subcontractor to EdIntersect for the Mali Girls’ Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE) project, funded by USAID and implemented by Winrock. This three-year project aims to increase girls’ educational opportunities in the Mopti and Kayes regions of Mali.
STS will be responsible for managing the baseline study for this project by collecting and analyzing data from a household survey of parents and girls aged 8-18 in 80 villages, an inventory of all 272 schools in the project area, and regional Ministry of Education administrative records. The purpose of this study will be to gain a greater understanding of socio-economic status; knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding girls’ schooling, learn about schooling histories of households, and measure baseline levels of key indicators for community residents and schools.
STS will design the study, develop data collection tools in English and French, oversee translation to Bambara, Soninke, and Peul and program the tools electronically, train data collectors on random route sampling procedures and electronic data collection, monitor data collection, and analyze all results for the baseline study report.