Manager of Knowledge and Learning Manager of the Office of External Relations Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Federico Basañes, an Argentinean citizen, was appointed Manager of Knowledge and Learning, effective June 2013. Earlier, he served as Chief of the IDB’s Water and Sanitation Division (2007-2013). During his 17-year career at the Bank, Mr. Basañes 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 a M.A. in Public Policy from the Torcuato Di Tella Institute in Argentina; an M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.