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Thank you to all of our 2018 participants and faculty for an inspiring and dynamic 24th Edition of the Boulder MFT Program!

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The 24th Edition of the Boulder MFT in English featuring the Digital Financial Services Concentration was held in Turin, Italy at the International Training Centre of the ILO from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2018 alongside the French language Boulder MFT, a collaboration with Agence Française de Développement,  These two programs brought together a total of 223 participants from 59 different countries and 150 institutions including  MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more.

The 2018 Boulder MFT English language program offered 22 courses delivered by 31 world-renowned experts on financial inclusion. Our Digital Financial Services Concentration included eight cutting-edge courses on strategy, product design, client centricity, enterprise finance, innovation, DFS ecosystems, and regulation and compliance.

The program also featured an enhanced Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms, led by Boulder Institute President Robert Christen, and Vice president Nataša Goronja, and co-taught by 12 special guests. Each morning, participants took part in this dynamic roundtable event by discussing and debating different aspects of financial inclusion, the diversity of approaches and lessons learned. Among the many topics covered were Risk in Credit Market Cycles with Momina Aijazuddin (IFC), The Latest FINDEX Data and Who We are Leaving Behind with Leora Klapper (World Bank), Over-Indebtedness and Client Protection with Elisabeth Rhyne (ACCION), and Frontier Products and Digital Strategy and Frontier Products with Aiaze Mitha and Ignacio Mas.

The Boulder Institute, led by our President and Founder, Robert Christen, has over 24 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 25th Annual 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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