Tony Sheldon

Lecturer in the Practice of Management & Executive Director of the Program on Social Enterprise

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Tony Sheldon has been executive director of Yale School of Management's Program on Social Enterprise and lecturer in the practice of management since 2008. He teaches practicum courses on social entrepreneurship, as well as a course on financial inclusion in international development. He has worked with microfinance institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, primarily in the areas of business planning, financial modeling, and social performance management. Tony has also been a consultant to several development finance networks and funders, including the Ford Foundation, the World Bank, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), ShoreBank International, and Women's World Banking.

His most recent publication is From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods (World Bank 2014), on a unique program that combines social protection, livelihood development and financial services to reach extremely poor households. Other publications include CGAP’s Handbook on Business Planning and Financial Modeling for Microfinance Institutions and Women's World Banking's Principles and Practices of Financial Management.


  • MPPM , Yale School of Management, 1984
  • AB, Princeton University, 1978


Global Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 529
Microfinance and Economic Development
MGT 846
Global Social Enterprise: Nicaragua
MGT 865


Selected Articles

Strategies for Enhancing Efficiency
J. Shedon
SEEP Network
Business Planning and Financial Modeling for Microfinance Institutions
J. Sheldon & C. Waterfield
CGAP/ The World Bank
Financial Ratio Analysis of Micro-Finance Institutions
J. Shedon
Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network
Principles and Practices of Financial Management
J. Sheldon
Women's World Banking