The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a national biannual conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes.
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Jerry Buckland

Menno Simons College

Jerry Buckland is Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College in Winnipeg, Canada. His research and teaching areas include research and evaluation methods, financial empowerment (micro-finance / financial inclusion / financial literacy), community-based development, and rural and Indigenous Peoples’ development. Buckland has completed a number of team and university-based interdisciplinary research projects, research contracts for several federal and Manitoba government departments, research and participation in Manitoba payday loan hearings, and made numerous presentations in academic and popular forums. Jerry has written many articles and reports and four monographs and co-edited one book. His latest books include: Building Financial Resilience: Do Credit and Finance Schemes Serve of Impoverish Vulnerable People (2018, New York: Palgrave MacMillan), and, with Chris Robinson and Brenda Spotton Visano, Payday Lending in Canada in a Global Context: A Mature Industry with Chronic Challenges (2018, New York: Palgrave MacMillan). For more information please see: http://www.mscollege.ca/about.php?s=faculty&id=515 or jerrybuckland.com