Jerry Buckland

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Jerry Buckland

Menno Simons College

  • Banking
  • Social Issues
  • South Asia
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:
  • Community Development
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Indigenous Peoples and Development Planning and Evaluation
  • International Economic Development
  • Micro-credit
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Jerry Buckland is Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College. His research and teaching areas include research and evaluation methods, financial empowerment (micro-finance, financial inclusion, and financial literacy), community-based development, and rural and Indigenous Peoples’ development.

In the past 20 years he has written three books, six book chapters, over twenty peer-reviewed articles, and nine policy reports. More recently, Buckland published two books: Ploughing up the Farm: Neoliberalism, Modern Technology and the State of the World's Farmers, and Hard Choices: Financial Exclusion, Fringe Banks and Poverty in Urban Canada. He is working on a new book that explores development projects around the world and is tentatively titled Financializing Human Development.

Buckland has been active in payday lending regulation debates in Canada and in 2015-16 he participated in a major regulatory hearing. He has completed a number of research contracts related to this field for several federal and Manitoba government departments, made numerous presentations in academic and popular forums, and he is interviewed regularly by major media outlets such as CBC and The Globe and Mail.

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Global College Welcomes MDP Program With New Acting Director

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Global College welcomes Dr. Jerry Buckland as Acting Director of the Master’s in...

Upcoming News Conference On the Fringe: Non-Traditional Banking in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG—For many low-income earners in Winnipeg, facing the reality of a limited income goes beyond stretching a dollar to make ends meet. With...