Federico Basañes, an Argentinean citizen, has been Manager of Knowledge and Learning at the Inter-American Development Bank since June 2013. Previously, he served as Chief of the IDB’s Water and Sanitation Division (2007-2013). During his 17-year career at the IDB, Mr. Basañes has worked on issues related to infrastructure and led many operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Basañes is the author of several articles and publications on infrastructure, mainly in the areas of water and sanitation, energy, and transportation. His areas of expertise also include private participation in the provision of public services, and regulation. Mr. Basañes is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the Torcuato Di Tella Institute in Argentina, and an M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.