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Thank you to all of our 2017 participants and faculty for an inspiring and dynamic 23rd edition of the Boulder MFT Program!

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The 23rd Edition of the Boulder MFT in English, featuring the inaugural Digital Financial Services Concentration, took place in Turin, Italy at the International Training Centre of the ILO from July 17th to August 4th, 2017. The program was held alongside the French language Boulder MFT program, in collaboration with Agence Française de Développement, and the Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP), in collaboration with FAO and CABFIN. These three programs brought together a total of 268 participants from 58 different countries and 187 institutions including MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more.

The 2017 Boulder MFT English language program offered 39 courses delivered by 49 world-renowned experts on financial inclusion. Our Digital Financial Services Concentration - new this year - included eight cutting-edge courses on strategy, product design, agent banking, digital credit, consumer protection, DFS ecosystems, and regulation and compliance.

The program also featured an enhanced Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms which was led by Boulder Institute President Robert Christen, and Vice president Natasa Goronja and co-taught by 20 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 Digital Partnerships with Martin Holtmann (IFC), Interoperability with Greta Bull (CGAP) and Leadership for Change Management with Claire Burns (MetLife). 

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, led by our President and Founder, Robert Christen, has over 23 years of microfinance training experience and the collective expertise of over 150 faculty members. The Boulder MFT program provides an unrivaled opportunity for professionals working at every level of microfinance today. We are the only microfinance 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 24th 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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