Federico Basañes

Manager, Office of Outreach and Partnerships Inter-American Development Bank

Federico Basañes is the Manager of the Office of Outreach and Partnerships, where he is responsible for strengthening the Bank’s dialogue and alliances with other constituencies of the development community, including trust fund donors, cofinancing counterparties and the private sector to collaborate in key initiatives for the economic, sustainable and inclusive growth of the Latin American and the Caribbean region.
From 2018 to April 2022, he was the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector Manager.
Between 2014 and 2018, Mr. Basañes served as manager of Knowledge and Learning at the IDB. In this position, he strengthened the role of open knowledge as a key tool for development, generating an ecosystem to leverage the Bank’s knowledge and experiences to increase development in the region.
Between 2007 and 2013, Mr. Basañes was head of the Water and Sanitation Division, a role in which he was responsible for the Bank’s pipeline in water, sanitation and solid waste management; generation and dissemination of sectorial knowledge; management of specific Funds (Spanish Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and AquaFund), as well as the relationships with partners in the public and private sectors within the different initiatives (Latin American Water Fund Partnerships, Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling) and platforms (HydroBID and AquaRating).
Mr. Basañes is an Argentine citizen, graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he has a master’s in Public Policy from the Torcuato Di Tella Institute.