Abdoulie Sireh-Jallow is Lead Economist of the Country Division III (West Africa) of the Islamic Development Bank, a post he has held since September 2010. Prior to that,he served as Economic Advisor and Head of the Strategy and Policy Units of three UNDP Country Offices (Zambia, Malawi, and Ethiopia). He started his career as an Economist and later Senior Economist and Head of the Macroeconomic and Financial Analysis Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in Gambia. He was also Director of the Policy Analysis Unit, Office of the President before joining UNDP. He holds a PhD. (Economics) from McGill University, MA (Economics) from Boston University and B.Sc. (Honours) (Economics) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. His interests are in macroeconometric modeling and International trade and his current passion is on fiscal space expansion through potential non-traditional sources of development finance.