Kim Wilson

Kim WilsonVisiting Fellow

Kimberley is presently a Lecturer at the Fletcher School and teaches two courses, Microfinance: Issues and Breakthroughs and Development Aid in Practice. Prior to joining Tufts, she was Director of the Global Micro-Finance Unit at CRS (Catholic Relief Services) from 1998 to 2005 responsible for redesigning strategy for CRS’ global microfinance programming, broadening of services to include bank linkages and other forms of vertical integration, and providing senior technical oversight of combined $19 million global microfinance program portfolio in 25 countries. She has published in several journals on microfinance and is currently working in collaboration with others to develop and implement research in the area of financial resilience in marginalized and conflict-affected communities. Kim holds an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

Feinstein Publications

Turning Cold Money Hot What the SHG Movement can learn from an Alternate Approach
By Kim Wilson | August 2013

India’s efforts in grassroots finance have been dominated by a powerful form of savings and loan clubs. Self-Help Groups, or SHGs as they are called, nudge urban and rural poor…

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Savings and Chance: Learning from the Lottery to Improve Financial Services in Haiti
By Kim Wilson, Mariah Levin | July 2010

Savings and Chance, a study by a team from the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) at the Fletcher School at Tufts University explores the ubiquity of gambling practices in…

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Filling the Blue Box Mutuelles, Self-financing and Financial Services in the South of Haiti
By Kim Wilson | February 2008

In Haiti, many farmers lie beyond the reach of the formal banking system and MFIs. A powerful method of local financial intermediation, called mutuelles is helping to bridge the gap….

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Feinstein Research Projects

Advancing Financial Resilience
By Karen Jacobsen, Kim Wilson | July 2010

The Financial Resilience program seeks to promote understanding of financial resilience – the ability of a household or community to prevent, sustain, or recover from financial shocks – in marginalized populations in high-risk/high-stress environments.

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News Items

Feinstein faculty and researchers help students prepare for summer fieldwork
May 26, 2017

In May, Feinstein faculty and researchers conducted several workshops for students (particularly those with upcoming summer research internships) to help them prepare for practicalities in the field: Kim Wilson and…

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Wilson and Krystalli discuss financial inclusion for refugees
March 9, 2017

Visiting Fellow Kim Wilson and Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli have co-authored a new essay on tailoring financial inclusion approaches to refugees’ needs and the challenges they face during…

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Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson discuss refugees’ financial inclusion and corruption
February 22, 2017

In a recent blog post on CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson reflected on the relevance of a corruption frame for understanding refugees’ financial inclusion. Drawing from their…

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Fall classes are starting soon!
September 2, 2016

Classes are starting soon, and Feinstein faculty, researchers, and visiting fellows will be bringing their vast experiences to the classroom! Look below for the list of courses. Friedman and Fletcher…

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Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson blog about consent
March 1, 2016

Feinstein’s Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson have teamed up to post an article entitled, Consent as a Conversation: Lean Research in Vulnerable Settings, on Next Billion’s blog today. They write:…

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Kim Wilson writes about financial inclusion and immigration in Europe
February 9, 2016

Kim Wilson, a visiting fellow at the Feinstein International Center,  teamed up with Brenda Santoro and Ahmed Dermish to post an article entitled, Financial Inclusion and Immigration in Europe – Disrupting…

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Feinstein International Center faculty course offerings – Spring 2016
January 20, 2016

The spring semester has begun at The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Feinstein International Center Faculty…

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FIC faculty and researchers support creation of Gender Analysis in International Studies program
December 7, 2015

Feinstein International Center faculty and researchers have supported the creation of a Gender Analysis in International Studies program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Professor Dyan Mazurana, FIC…

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Faculty host workshop on ethics and practicalities of field work
May 14, 2015

On May 12, 2015, Professors Karen Jacobsen (Acting Director, Feinstein International Center), Dyan Mazurana (Research Director on Gender, Youth and Community), and Kim Wilson (Visiting Fellow) co-hosted a day-long workshop…

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FIC faculty and researchers participate in ‘Lean Research’ initiative
April 16, 2015

On April 15, 2015, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MIT D-Lab, and Feinstein International Center co-hosted Lean Lab, a day-long convening to reflect on the Lean Research initiative…

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