Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Boulder Institute of Microfinance
Founding year: 
United States
Total number of staff: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Training Institute
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Camille Malherbet
120 E Washington Street Suite 200, Syracuse
New York
United States
+352 45 68 68 1
Organisation summary

Our mission is to contribute to a rapid increase in the access of families living on less than 2 dollars a day to a full range of safe, affordable, and easy to use formal financial services, delivered through a financial ecosystem in which a variety of partners specialize in different parts of the financial value chain. As the paramount training institution around inclusive financial services, Boulder Institute is known for helping finance professionals understand the changes needed to effectively serve the lower-income markets in their countries. 

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
Countries of intervention: 
North America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Capacity building (focused on all MFIs), We provide training on microfinance issues to policy makers and regulators
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance
  • Micro level: MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management, Management information systems
Main competences: 

We have prime contacts with all important and competent faculty in microfinance. The 3-week microfinance training (MFT) programme in English, Spanish and French have become a yearly event with participants from all over the world. The curriculum has been expanding and evolving with the market needs.

Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

We have a new Rural and Agricultural Finance Training, and are developing a “Back to Boulder training which will provide MFT alumni with the opportunity to build on their initially acquired skills and share with us their career development.

We will offer a few new courses to new target groups which are not necessarily embedded in a 3-week MFT session, but could be visited separately.