Nathalie Lahire is a Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice in the South Asia Region of the World Bank. She currently coordinates the education program in Afghanistan. In the past, she worked in the Human Development Department in the Africa Region of the World Bank. She has led operations in education and skills development in the Gambia, Liberia, Senegal, Guinea, and Mali. Her analytical work has focused on education, public finance, and youth employment.