Short Bio


For the past 30 years, Mr. Zambrano has supported the deployment and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in nearly 100 developing countries to foster development agendas and promote social inclusion, working together with national governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations.

Mr. Zambrano’s current focus is on innovation and technologies that can enhance access to public information, advance service delivery for under-served populations and fosters participation of stakeholders in public policy and decision-making processes. Mr. Zambrano is also working on open government and open data, social innovation, blockchain and artificial intelligence, tackling these topics from a human development perspective.

Mr. Zambrano worked for UNDP for over 21 years. Before joining UNDP, he worked in academia in the United States. Mr. Zambrano holds a BA in sociology and an MA in Economics (major in Economic Development).