Professor of International Development Studies
International Development Studies
Jerry Buckland is a Professor of International Development Studies (IDS) and has worked at Menno Simons College for over 20 years.
He was IDS Program Coordinator for over ten year, he was the Dean of Menno Simons College from 2013 to 2015, and was the Acting Director of the University of Winnipeg's Master's in [Indigenous] Development Practice program 2012-13.
In 2016 he was a Visiting Professor at RMIT University's School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, and in 1992 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. He worked as an agricultural economist for Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh in the late 1980s-early 1990s.
Buckland's teaching and research focus 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. In the past twenty years he has published three books (including 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), six book chapters, over 20 peer-reviewed articles, and nine policy reports.
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
- IDS-1100/6 Introduction to International Development Studies
- IDS/CRS-3920/3 Action Research Methods
- IDS/CRS 4922/3 Program Evaluation in Development & Conflict Resolution
- MDP-7721 Theories and Methods of Program Planning and Evaluating (University of Winnipeg, Master's in Development Practice)
- IDS 2110/3 Participatory Local Development
- IDS-2130/3 Rural Development
- IDS 2181/3 Financial Services & Poverty (Selected Topics in IDS)
- IDS-3111/3 An Analysis of Development Aid Policies
- IDS-3141/3 Participatory Community Economy
- IDS-4110/3 Senior Seminar in International Development Studies
- IDS-4120/3 International Development Studies Honours Thesis
- Econ-2010 Development Economics (Canadian Mennonite University, Shaftesbury Campus)
Select Recent Publications
Micro-Finance & Financial Exclusion
- Simpson, Wayne and Buckland, Jerry, The Dynamics of Financial Institution Location in Toronto: Who Is Serving the Inner City? Vol. 30(4), August 2016, Economic Development Quarterly.
- Buckland, Jerry and O'Gorman, Melanie, 'The Keeyask Model from a Community Economic Development Perspective,' Canadian Journal of Development Studies, October 2016.
- Buckland, Jerry, McKay, Dion, and Reimer, Nolan, Financial Inclusion and Manitoba Indigenous Peoples: Results from an Urban and a Rural Case Study, Research Report, Winnipeg: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2016.
- Buckland, Jerry et al. Payday Lending in Manitoba: A Mature Industry with Chronic Challenges, Winnipeg: Public Interest Law, 2016. Centre.
- 'Financial Exclusion and its Implications for Adult Learning about Finances,' New Directions in Teaching and Learning, No.141, Spring 2014, p.15-24.
- 'Struggling to Make Ends Meet: Using Financial Diaries to Examine Financial Literacy among Low-income Canadians,' Journal of Poverty, Vol.17(3), 2013 [with Antonia Fikkert & Joel Gonske].
- Hard Choices: Financial Exclusion, Fringe Banks and Urban Poverty in Canada, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
- 'A Commentary on the Canadian Task Force on Financial Literacy's Recommendations,' in Janis Sarra ed. Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2011, Toronto: Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd, 2011.
- 'The Changing Structure of Inner-city Retail Banking: Examining Bank Branch and Payday Loan Outlet Locations in Winnipeg, 1980-2009,' Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vo.20(1), 2011, p.1-32.
- 'Barriers to Improved Capability for Low-income Canadians,' Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol.22(4), 2010, p.357-390 [with Antonia Fikkert and Rick Eagan].
- 'Are Low-income Canadians Financially Literate? Placing Financial Literacy in the Context of Personal and Structural Constraints,' Adult Education Quarterly, Vol.60(4), 2010, p.357-376.
- 'Financial Literacy and Community Banking Projects,' Making Waves, Special Edition 2009-2010 [with Rick Eagan].
Member of ABLE (Asset Building Learning Exchange) Research & Policy Action Team (2014-ongoing).