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Thank you to all of our 2019 participants and faculty for an inspiring and dynamic
25th Anniversary of the Boulder MFT Program!

To register now for our upcoming 2019 Boulder Institute Programs, click here

The 25th Anniversary of the  Boulder MFT in English was held in Turin, Italy at the International Training Centre of the ILO from July 22nd to August 2nd, 2019 alongside the Inaugural  Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions program and the  5th Annual Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP).   These three programs brought together 161 participants from 45 countries 96 different institutions including MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more. 

The 2019 Boulder MFT English language program offered 22 courses delivered by 27 world-renowned experts on financial inclusion.

The program also featured an enhanced  Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms led and facilitated by Robert Christen, Boulder Institute’s President and Founder, Gerhard Coetzee, CGAP’s Customer Value Team Lead, and Martin Holtmann, IFC’s Digital Finance and Microfinance Team Manager. Throughout the two weeks, the facilitators, together with 14 special guests led participants through interactive discussion and debate with a focus on the customer journey, client centricity, and digital transformation. 

The Boulder Institute, led by our President and Founder, Robert Christen, has over 25 years of microfinance training experience and the collective expertise of over 200 faculty members. The Boulder MFT program provides an unrivaled opportunity for professionals working at every level of microfinance today. We are the only microfinance / financial inclusion training program that specifically aims to equalize the spread of knowledge and resources in different parts of the world by offering microfinance training in three languages.

Transform Your Thinking

Our immersion program creates the space for participants to deeply reflect on specific challenges, and share ideas and strategies on how to face the sector's pressing issues, using new tools and a fresh perspective. The program brings together professionals from the whole spectrum of microfinance including MFIs, support institutions, central banks, ministries of finance, bi/multi-lateral aid organizations, development organizations, investors, universities, and more.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Develop management skills that will prepare you to address institutional challenges and practices in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Participate in real-life, practical case studies that have been experienced and directed by our globally renowned faculty.
  • Strengthen analytical skills with tools and methodologies that will equip you to confront emerging issues.
  • Build an invaluable network of personal contacts that will remain with you throughout your professional career.

Learn tested and cutting edge microfinance techniques that will facilitate the provision of valuable services to your clients

Join us for the 26th Anniversary Boulder MFT!

If you need any additional information about the upcoming Boulder Institute Programs, please contact us at

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

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