Jesús Franco Gamboa-Rocabado

Jesús Franco Gamboa-Rocabado

Professor of Political Science
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)

Franco is currently a professor of political science and development studies at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, the most important public university in Bolivia. Franco is an author, lecturer, columnist, and public policy professional who has dedicated himself to the democratization of Bolivia’s political system. In addition, Franco is also the main advisor in strategic planning at the National Service for Personal Identification, the Bolivian flagship public institution that holds and render the rights for identity in Bolivia. He has held positions as United Nations Development Program representative before Bolivia’s Constitutional Assembly and has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, UNESCO, the World Food Program, and Bolivian public sector institutions. An influential policy maker at the national level,  Franco has consistently championed representative democracy, civil society, state reform, human rights, and justice in Bolivia. He also won many competitive fellowships like the Andean scholarship at the French Institute of Andean Studies (IFEA), the National Research Fellowship awarded by the Strategic Research Program in Bolivia (PIEB) (2013), and the Thirty Years of Democracy Fellowship granted by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) (2014). 

Franco is currently a professor of political science and development studies at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, the most important public university in Bolivia. Franco is an author, lecturer, columnist, and public policy professional who has dedicated himself to the democratization of Bolivia’s political system. In addition, Franco is also the main advisor in strategic planning at the National Service for Personal Identification, the Bolivian flagship public institution that holds and render the rights for identity in Bolivia. He has held positions as United Nations Development Program representative before Bolivia’s Constitutional Assembly and has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, UNESCO, the World Food Program, and Bolivian public sector institutions. An influential policy maker at the national level,  Franco has consistently championed representative democracy, civil society, state reform, human rights, and justice in Bolivia. He also won many competitive fellowships like the Andean scholarship at the French Institute of Andean Studies (IFEA), the National Research Fellowship awarded by the Strategic Research Program in Bolivia (PIEB) (2013), and the Thirty Years of Democracy Fellowship granted by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) (2014). 

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