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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
Turning Cold Money Hot What the SHG Movement can learn from an Alternate Approach
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…Read More
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…Read More