Community Development Innovation Review

March 2011

CRA Goes Global: A Good Idea in the United States Could Use a Makeover and a Bigger Audience


Populist ire that arose from the credit crunch is being directed at banks from all corners of the globe, triggering a series of new laws and schemas, whose combined effect will be to impose on banks greater government control over their economics (more regulation on safety and soundness) and greater government interest in their social outcomes (inclusive banking).

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Other articles in this issue

Global Agricultural Value Chains: Sustainable Growth as a Means for Sustainable Development

International Housing Partnership Exchange

Catalyzing American Retail Investment in Community Development Finance: What Can We Learn from Other SRI Success Stories?

Unlocking Local Capital for Development: Shared Interest’s Guarantee Fund for South Africa

Translating Plain English: Can the Peterborough Social Impact Bond Construct Apply Stateside?

Learning Social Metrics from International Development

The Latest Frontiers for Financial Inclusion: Using Mobile Phones to Reach the Unbanked

Why Latin America Urgently Needs CRA, and Why CRA Won’t Work for Latin America

Using the Framework of the Community Reinvestment Act to Support Rural Communities in China