The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is an innovative training initiative designed for banking regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets to promote and further develop their work on policy and regulation in financial services for the poor.
The program includes:
- A two-week training session focused on key content issues in financial inclusion, the global context shaping these topics, and the relevant skills needed by regulators to effectively promote their policy objectives, such as policy negotiation, persuasion, media communications, presenting, writing, and problem-solving. The residency will culminate in a two-day Financial Inclusion Forum sponsored by MasterCard Worldwide involving a wider constituency of government and industry players.
- Guided development of an original policy memo pertinent to a timely in-country issue in financial inclusion; and
- A final working session at the annual Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum.
The training is held at The Fletcher School, the United States’ first professional graduate school of international relations, and is administered by Fletcher’s Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME). The Fletcher School, part of Tufts University, is located in Medford, Massachusetts.