The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion

The Fletcher School Leadership Program in Financial Inclusion is an innovative training initiative designed by the Fletcher School's Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) for banking regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets to promote and further develop their work on policy and regulation in financial services for the poor.



The Program includes:

  • Online modules consisting of demanding discussions, readings, primary research, and a policy gap analysis
  • A two-week intensive residency focused on key content issues in financial inclusion, the global context shaping these topics, and the relevant skills needed by regulators to effectively promote their policy objectives.
  • Guided development of an original policy memo pertinent to a timely in-country issue in financial inclusion; and
  • A final working session at the annual Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum.
The program is led by Jenny Aker, Associate Professor of Development Economics at The Fletcher School, and Department of Economics at Tufts University.

The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa.