Matthew S.

United Kingdom


I am a driven and enthusiastic person with a passion for economics, politics and social issues. I enjoy combining my day job as an UK civil servant economist with my entrepreneurial project promoting independent travel to family-run bed-and-breakfasts in Cuba. Living in South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America I witnessed widespread poverty and inequality of opportunity, and felt an urge to redress this through my work and life. I have developed good analytical, entrepreneurial, managerial and organisational skills that I use to this end. However, there is always room for improvement so I am always looking to explore new ideas, learn from my peers, have new experiences and engage with fresh challenges.


  • international development
  • economic policy
  • climate change
  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • cuba
  • myanmar
  • indonesia
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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