Mateus is enthusiastic about how digitalization can bring services to vulnerable and marginalized groups, fostering local development and decent work generation in line with the SDGs. He advocates for social dialogue and evidence-based policymaking in order to improve food security and safety. Mateus specialized in data for poverty reduction, financial inclusion, and rural development. His role at DIAL is to support the expansion of the Catalog of Digital Solutions in order to encompass more elements from the Agdev space. Since he entered in March/2022, Mateus has been helping mainly with the open data, playbooks and COTS tabs of the Catalog, as well as reaching out to partners and relevant stakeholders within the Agdev ecosystem.
Mateus comes to DIAL with experience in international contexts and multilateral organizations, such as a field research coordinator in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) for the University of Sao Paulo (Lepes/USP), Jr Technical Officer at the International Labour Organization, and data intern at ENPARD, UNDP Georgia’s rural development program. His formation was complemented by internships and voluntary experiences across Brazil in the areas of financial democratization, education, and slums development, currently coordinating a community team in a slum in Duque de Caxias (RJ).
Mateus holds a dual Master’s with EMJMD scholarship in International Economics from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin and in Analyse et Politique Économique from Sorbonne University and a BA in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).