A Hope for a Home: A Brief Compendium of Financial Journeys of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Jordan

By Swati Mehta Dhawan The migrant and refugee journey in the search for safety and protection is fraught with worries

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Financial Biographies, Volume 2

By Kim Wilson et. al. This collection of profiles, Volume II, Financial Biographies of People Coping with New Surroundings, takes

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Finance in Displacement: Joint Lessons Report

By Kim Wilson (Tufts University) and Hans-Martin Zademach (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) Managing finances is challenging for most people, but it is

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Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion of Refugees in Jordan – Hope or Hype?

In recent years, but especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have increased policy support for digital financial services with the aims of making payments more efficient and making banking safer while formalizing large informal sectors. To this end, payment fees have been waived and financial service providers have been allowed to onboard new customers remotely.

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Putting Pieces in Place

By Ella Duncan, under the supervision of Kim Wilson. New arrivals to America must navigate ongoing identification of what American norms are and make decisions about which norms to embrace, which to merge into previously held norms, and which to discard as a poor fit. Financial norms hold a special place of importance. Deciding how to manage finances in America is directly related to the ability to provide for the well-being of oneself, one’s family, and one’s community. In a series of interviews in the fall of 2019, three Burundian immigrants in southern Maine shared their creative approaches to managing American finances.

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