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 CV is available here.
- Hard Choices: Financial Exclusion, Fringe Banks and Poverty in Urban Canada, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
- Ploughing up the Farm: Neoliberalism, Modern Technology and the State of the World’s Farmers, London/Winnipeg: Zed Books, 2004.
- Nongovernmental Organizations as Intermediaries of Rural Development for the Poor: Different Approaches to Income-Generation in Bangladesh, New York: PACT Publications, 1995.
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