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General Information

COVID-19 Update:  In light of the COVID-19 situation and our global community’s health & safety, we will be postponing the 2020 Boulder RAFP program.  As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it immediately.  For any additional questions or more details,  please  write directly to: our Program Managers at

The Boulder RAFP will be held alongside the 26th Anniverary Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) Program and the 2nd annual Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions (DIGITAL) program.  

Boulder Institute also offers a special program designed for C-Suite Professionals and Other Senior Management staff and Board Members called Back to Boulder (B2B):  Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age.  This program is scheduled for  November 16-20, 2020 in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will assess the situation over the coming weeks.  For more information on Back to Boulder, click here

Schedule: This intensive training program will last 2 weeks. Classes start at 8:30am and finish at 5:30pm each day. There are two coffee breaks and a lunch period each day.

Participants should plan for one to two hours of course preparation and reading each evening, as well as participation in lunch and after class special sessions and networking meet ups.

Several activities are organized for participants outside of class including tours of Turin, shopping trips, sports and exercise, and weekend trips to surrounding cities and sites such as Venice, Geneva, Rome, Venice, Florence, Monte Carlo, Nice, Lake Maggiore, and more.

For more information on the program schedule, click here

Visa for ItalyAs we approach the program dates, if you have paid the required registration fees, the Participants’ Admissions and Travel Unit at the ITCILO will provide you with the necessary documentation to apply for your visa. If you need a visa, we strongly recommend that you locate the appropriate Italian Consulate or Embassy and find out what is needed. It is important to apply early in order to obtain your visa on time for the program.

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If you need additional information regarding courses, logistics, or any other aspect of the upcomming Boulder Institute programs, please feel free to contact us at

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