Foro Americano de Agencias de Desarrollo Local

Disertantes - Italia

Chief, Access to Markets and Capabilities Unit.


Mr. Claudio Cortellese joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)'s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in 1995; his work has primarily focused on piloting different instruments and initiatives in support of small and medium enterprise (SME) development, especially in decentralized regions and through local economic development models. Since 2010, he has managed the Access to Markets and Capabilities Unit, which is responsible for MIF projects related to SME development, inclusive business, corporate social responsibility, and human resource development, specifically the integration of young people into the labor market.

Before coming to the IDB, he collaborated with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, where he worked in policy design for SME competitiveness.