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

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

Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli appeared live on the Fletcher School’s Facebook page to discuss their latest research exploring the formal and informal financial systems used refugees in Greece, Turkey,…

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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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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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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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