Community Development Innovation Review

March 2011

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


The Xi’an branch of the People’s Bank of China reached out to the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and San Francisco to learn more and engage in a dialogue about how CRA might be applied in China. The discussion was a study in contrast, but also uncovered some surprising areas of commonality.

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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

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

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