About Us

The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is an innovative executive education initiative for promising financial regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets.

The Program trains "rising stars" in the financial inclusion regulatory industry and seeks policy makers and regulators who have demonstrated a commitment to implementing policies that address the needs of the poor. The fellowship has three parts:

Part One: Policy Memo Development
Communicating with Fletcher advisors, Fellows will research and write a policy brief (2,000-2,500 words) that explores an important issue in their home country. Memos will be submitted prior to the Residency, the refined throughout the fellowship year.

Part 2: Fletcher Residency
A two-week residential training held at Tufts University and key locations in the Boston area in late April. The Residency blends research, negotiation, and presentation trainings with expert lectures and case discussions.

Part 3: Closing Sessions at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Forum
Past and present Fellows convene at the AFI Global Policy Forum to review their progress in implementing new policy initiatives and collaborate with peers.

The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.