The World Bank, Urban Unit, Transport and Urban Development Department
Mr. Eleoterio Codato has been Sector Manager for the Urban Development Unit of the Transport and Urban Development Department of the World Bank since September 2004. Mr. Codato has over twenty five years of professional experience in the areas of public finance, and urban and municipal management.
Prior to joining the World Bank in 1991, his work experience included positions with municipal and state governments in Brazil, Londrina State University where he lectured on urban and regional planning, and consulting to the World Bank in the areas of urban and municipal management. From March of 2002 to September of 2004, he was Sector Leader for Finance, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure for Brazil.
Since joining the World bank, Mr. Codato has worked primarily in the Latin America and Caribbean Region where he has been involved in a number of projects in the water and urban sectors in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. He has also contributed to the design of projects in Croatia, India, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Vietnam, and the urban sector strategy for Indonesia. His areas of specialization and interest include municipal and infrastructure finance, private sector participation in the provision of infrastructure services, city strategic planning, slum upgrading, and natural disaster management.
Mr. Codato holds a degree in civil engineering from Londrina State University, Brazil, a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Diploma from the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.