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Manuel Contreras

Senior Leadership Development Specialist, World Bank Group

Manuel Contreras is Senior Leadership Development Specialist in the Collaborative Leadership for Development program at the World Bank Group (WBG), where he helped develop the Leadership for Development curricula and pedagogy, and is the program-lead of the Adaptive Leadership module. He has worked with reform teams from the Balkans, South Africa, Ghana and South East Asia. Prior to the WBG, Manuel was the Lead Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for over twelve years. He served as the Deputy Director of the Social Investment Fund and was the first Executive Director of the Social Policy Analysis Unit in the Ministry of Planning in Bolivian.