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Pedro Cerdan-Infantes

Pedro Cerdan-Infantes

Program Leader, Human Development in the Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia


Pedro Cerdan-Infantes is the Program Leader for World Bank Human Development in the Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda Country Management Unit (CMU) based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Since 2021, he has been based in the Kenya country office, working across the four countries in the CMU, managing the Somalia education portfolio and leading cross-sectoral engagements on human capital development and women’s economic empowerment in Kenya.

Pedro joined the World Bank in 2005 as a Human Development Junior Professional Associate in the Latin America and Caribbean region, working mostly on impact evaluation. After two years and a short stint at the Inter-American Development Bank, he moved to Indonesia in 2009 as an education specialist and has been in field positions ever since, in Jakarta, Bangkok, Colombia and Kenya. During this time, he has worked in a wide range of issues across all levels of education, but he has always maintained a strong focus on human development and cross-sector collaboration, including analytical and operational programs in early childhood development, school health (disability screenings, school feeding), equity, skills, tertiary education and innovation, and public financing and management. 

He has a degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.