Paco Alburquerque

Associated Senior Researcher

Born in Córdoba (Andalusia) in 1944. Francisco is an international consultant of Local Economic Development and associated researcher at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness. Currently he is a regional advisor for the Training Programme on Local Economic Development with Social Inclusion for Latin America and the Caribbean (, of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Inter-American Development Bank Group.

He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Global Local Economic Development Forum, activity supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Additionally Francisco is the General Coordinator of the Territorial Development Network for Latin America and Caribbean ( He has published a number of articles and works on the topic, which are available at web pages referred to by the author: