Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Innovation for Policy and Practice helps public, corporate and NGO leaders like you design financial products for underserved settings based on a keen understanding of both your client and the broader environment.

Along with industry leaders, Harvard faculty chairs Rohini Pande and Asim Khwaja will guide you through this rigorous one-week program using a Smart Policy Design and Implementation framework. This is a structured approach for evidence-driven innovation, one that informs the design of financial products in a world where technology and client demands change rapidly.

You'll immerse yourself in an intellectually stimulating environment with peers from around the world. A combination of lectures, case studies and group exercises illuminate theory, provide cutting-edge research and enable you to engage directly with real-world issues.

    Alumni Perspective

    A week at Harvard gave me the perspective of other leaders in the public and private sector who are focused on providing financial services for the world's poorest people.

    Rebecca Mann, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    The curriculum will cover a wide range of topics, including:

    • Using cutting-edge empirical methods to encourage innovation in financial inclusion
    • Examining innovative techniques—including analytics and big data—for product and policy design
    • Establishing successful feedback loops that can lead to better-designed solutions
    • Improving financial inclusion through digitized systems of social protection and public-private partnerships

    Download a program brochure to learn more.


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