Sergio Dista is a DFID Private Sector Development Advisor and Senior Responsible Owner of Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique (FSDMoç) and BRILHO programmes. Sergio has significant experience in a number of different roles focusing on development economics, poverty reduction, and private sector development. As Private Sector Development Advisor at DFID and as Project Development Specialist at USAID, Sergio has been working in developing policies and programmes that encourages economies to be more competitive, driving inclusive growth, and reduce poverty.
As an International Trade Adviser in Ministry of Trade and Commerce in Mozambique, Sergio has advised the Government of Mozambique on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Commission and also on SADC Trade Protocol. As State Budget Adviser, he was forecasting, modelling and analysing macroeconomic indicators and also advising fiscal policy targets for Government Budget setting process.
Sérgio Dista received Master Degree in International and Development Economics from The Australian National University from 2004-2006.