Matus Samel



Matus is a public policy expert at The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Resources, Climate & Sustainability, and Globalisation & Trade practices. Matus oversees the execution of projects focused on sustainable development and trade, including the Blue Peace Index partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) on sustainable management of shared water resources and promotion of transboundary cooperation. Matus also leads programmes with the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and USAID in Central Asia. Prior to joining the EIU, Matus worked at energy policy, sustainable development, and international trade projects at UNESCAP, Chatham House and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he specialised in Economic and Political Development, Energy Policy and International Trade and Competitiveness.