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.

News Items

Elizabeth Stites, Kimberly Howe, and Kim Wilson discuss systems change and livelihoods at SEEP 2017
October 4, 2017

Feinstein faculty, researchers, and visiting fellows had a prominent role at the SEEP 2017 conference in Washington DC on October 4, 2017. Elizabeth Stites presented findings from the Secure Livelihoods…

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Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli discuss refugees’ formal and informal financial systems
September 20, 2017

Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli’s report, The Financial Journey of Refugees, is receiving attention: It was lists on the New York Time’s The Interpreter column as recommended reading. Kim Wilson…

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Feinstein Research Projects

The Financial Journey of Refugees
By Kim Wilson, Roxanne Krystalli | October 2017

The Financial Journeys of Refugees is a study that investigates what money and financial transactions can reveal about the journeys and experiences of forced migration.

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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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Feinstein Publications

The Financial Journey of Refugees
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By Kim Wilson, Roxanne Krystalli | October 2017

This report investigates what money and financial transactions can reveal about the journeys and experiences of forced migration.

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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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