Issa Faye is a Senegalese national. He is currently the Manager of the Research Division at the African Development Bank (AfDB). Prior to joining the AfDB, Faye worked at the World Bank (Research Department and the Rural Development Network of the Africa Region) in Washington D.C., USA, as an economist. Prior to his World Bank experience he lived and worked in Clermont-Ferrand (France) where he was a lecturer in Economics at University of Auvergne /CERDI and a researcher for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Since joining AfDB, most of his operational work has focused on financial institutions, private sector development, and economic and financial reforms. As a Principal Research Economist, he also supported private sector operations as a member of the Additionality and Development Outcomes Assessment team. Faye holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Auvergne-CERDI (France). His areas of research include Development Economics, Financial Sector Development and Reforms, Investment Climate Assessment and Private Sector Development, Public Finance Management and Governance.