The Knowledge and Learning Sector (KNL) is composed of the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES), the Knowledge Management Division (KNM) and the Felipe Herrera Library (FHL). It is specifically responsible for:

  • Designing and developing, in cooperation with the Bank's units, face-to-face, online and blended training and learning activities for employees and strategic partners in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Facilitating the creation, documentation, dissemination and use of state-of-the-art knowledge within the Bank and with partners in the region to produce services of high quality.
  • Promoting knowledge alliances and exchanges within the Bank and with development partners in the region.
  • Acquiring and facilitating access to knowledge that supports the Bank’s work, through the Felipe Herrera Library.


KNL develops learning and training strategies and promotes initiatives to translate state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices, produced by the Bank and others, into improved development effectiveness in the Bank’s operations.

Federico Basañes

Manager of Knowledge and Learning
Manager of the Office of External Relations


Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES)

Knowledge Management Division

Felipe Herrera Library


Name Office in
Gomez Guevara, Melvyn Washington D.C., USA

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