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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 25 years. Buckland’s teaching and research focus is on micro-finance/bank access, community/economic development, rural development/food security, and development in Bangladesh.

Buckland was Visiting Fellow, the College of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2016. He was the College Dean from 2013 to 2015 and previously coordinated the International 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.


Curriculum Vitae


Social media

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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


Buckland teaches courses, among others, on international and community development, research methods, and evaluation methods in International Development and Conflict Resolution.


Recent Courses

Canadian Mennonite University, Shaftesbury Campus

Financial Empowerment for Development and Peacebuilding


Canadian Mennonite University, Menno Simons College

IDS 2110/3 Participatory Local Development

IDS/CRS-3920/3 Action Research Methods

IDS/CRS 4922/3 Program Evaluation in Development & Conflict Resolution



Buckland has authored or co-edited five 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 interviewed by major media outlets such as CBC and the Globe and Mail. Buckland has had a long standing connection to Manitoba's Public Interest Law Centre.

Current Projects

Canadian Financial Diaries  


Recent Publications

Building Financial Resilience: Do Credit and Finance Schemes Serve or Impoverish Vulnerable People? New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 270 pages.

Payday Lending in Canada in a Global Context: A Mature Industry with Chronic Challenges, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Chris Robinson and Brenda Spotton Visano), 2018, 245 pages.

Hard Choices: Financial Exclusion and Fringe Banks in Inner-city Canada, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012, 270 pages.


Member of ABLE Financial Empowerment Network Research & Policy Action Team (2014-ongoing).

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