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Jerry Buckland

Professor of International Development Studies

Jerry Buckland


International Development Studies






Jerry Buckland is Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College where he has worked for 24 years. Buckland’s teaching and research focus is on micro-finance/bank access, community/economic development, rural development/food security, and development in Bangladesh. He teaches courses, among others, on community development, research methods, and evaluation methods in International Development and Conflict Resolution.

Buckland was Visiting Fellow, the College of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2016. He was the College Dean from 2013 to 2015 and coordinated the Int Dev’t Studies program for over 10 years. Buckland was the Director of the University of Winnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice program in 2012-3, and a Visiting Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies in 1992. He worked as an agricultural economist for Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh in the late 1980s-early 1990s.

Buckland has written three books, several book chapters, many peer-reviewed articles, and several policy reports. He has completed a number of research contracts 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.

Buckland's Curriculum Vitae is available here. 

Recent Monographs

Social media & websites

Areas of Teaching

Community/Economic Development, Research & Evaluation Methods, Food Security / Sovereignty


PhD, Economics (Manitoba); M.A., Economics (Carleton); B.A., Economics (Calgary)

Work in Detail


Recent Courses

Other Courses 


Ongoing Projects

Recent Publications

Micro-Finance & Financial Exclusion

Rural Development & Food Security 


Micro-finance & Financial Exclusion 

Rural Development & Food Security


Member of ABLE (Asset Building Learning Exchange) Research & Policy Action Team (2014-ongoing).