Susan Johnson

University of Bath
Expertise: Financial capability, Microfinance, Financial markets, Gender
About Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath and Director of the Centre for Development Studies. She has a background in economics and agricultural economics and worked in development organisations for eight years before joining academia. She has researched and written extensively in the field of microfinance expanding the analysis in this field to the institutional analysis of local financial markets, in particular examining their social embeddedness. She has undertaken extensive research into microfinance and financial access, particularly focussed on its gender dimensions, the role of informal financial services and the impact of interventions on poverty. She has worked on a number of major impact assessment studies for the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Ford Foundation, and undertaken research on financial access and the development of decentralised financial systems with The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Kenya).

ARTICLES BY Susan Johnson

‘Upliftment’, friends and finance: everyday exchange repertoires and mobile money transfer in Kenya

What can financial providers learn from chamas?

A promise fulfilled? Financial market development in Kenya, 2011-2015

What do Kenyans really want from financial service providers?

Finance and living well

Financial capability for well-being: An alternative perspective from the capability approach

Financial exclusion in Kenya: An analysis of financial service use

Capacities to aspire and capacities to save: A gendered analysis of motivations for liquidity management

What do low-income people know about money? Indigenous financial concepts and practices and their implications for financial inclusion

Informal financial practices and social networks: Transaction genealogies