The Institute is supporting the fifth edition of Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance organised by the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and ADA from 18 to 28 January 2021.

This year’s course will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together 51 students, 16 women and 35 men, from 24 countries and three continents working for central banks, regulators, governments or microfinance institutions in their home countries. They will attend courses on regulatory supervision, law and ethics, investment vehicles and banking law. The programme is designed to educate and train future professionals in inclusive finance, i.e the range of banking products and financial services made available to poor populations, usually locked out of the conventional banking system due to their low income.

The programme enables an exchange between scholars, regulators and financial intermediaries, and facilitates academic and non-academic cooperation. EIB staff is teaching courses on sustainable finance, microfinance at the EIB, impact and banking law. So far close to 100 professionals from 39 countries have benefited from the programme.