Jesús "Franco" Gamboa-Rocabado is a professor of political science and development studies at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, the most important public university in Bolivia. He 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.
An influential policy maker at the national level, Franco has dedicated himself to the democratization of Bolivia’s political system through positions with the Ministry of the Presidency, the mayor of La Paz, and Bolivia’s Constitutional Assembly. He also was consultant of the High Court of Electoral Affairs, and helped negotiate political agreements for Constitutional Assembly when Franco was appointed as UNDP representative between 2006 and 2007. He is a widely published political commentator and a columnist for Bolivia’s La Prensa newspaper.