Maimouna Gueye, Central Bank of West African States

Fletcher School Tufts IBGC CEME Gates Foundation Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion Residency Fellows 2013 Maimouna Gueye Central Bank of West Africa States Burkina Faso

My policy idea: 

My policy idea deals with the promotion of mobile financial services, in order to increase financial inclusion in my country. 

Why I came to the Leadership Program:

I was looking for different views on financial inclusion, how people from academia and from other institutions, governments, and countries view financial inclusion. 

What I have learned that has been very helpful: 

How to design a policy, how to monitor and evaluate the impact of policy, how not to make assumptions. THe focus on building technical skills. 

How this program will help me develop better regulation and policy in my country:

I can directly apply what I've learned to my current work. 

On the program's uniqueness: 

The variety of the teaching is unique, as the program incorporates group exercises, classic classroom-style teaching, and tours. 


Financial Analyst, Central Bank of West African States

Country of Origin:

Burkina Faso 

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