About Us

The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is an innovative executive education initiative for promising financial regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets.

The Program trains "rising stars" in the financial inclusion regulatory industry and seeks policy makers and regulators who have demonstrated a commitment to implementing policies that address the needs of the poor.

Read more about our approach to Leadership training and what we’ve learned in the first three years of the Fellowship.

The fellowship has three parts:

Part One: Online Residency
Beginning in January, Fellows will complete 12 online modules, combining independent work with collaborative online discussions with peers. The modules will cover topics in Financial Inclusion, and give Fellows a chance to interact with their colleagues on a digital platform. Fellows are also expected to complete two market research assignments.

Part 2: Fletcher Residency
A two-week residential training held at Tufts University and key locations in the Boston area in early May. The Residency blends research, negotiation, and presentation trainings with expert lectures and case discussions.

Part 3: Closing Sessions at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Forum
Past and present Fellows convene at the AFI Global Policy Forum to review their progress in implementing new policy initiatives and collaborate with peers.

The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MasterCard Foundation and FSD Africa.

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