Community Development Innovation Review

March 2011

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


As the world grapples with growing income disparities that leave more than three billion of the planet’s people in poverty, and as the current recession shrinks the pool of public and private resources available to remedy the situation, investors and policymakers across the globe are seeking high-impact, cost-effective strategies and tools to reduce the cavernous income and wealth gap and create bridges out of poverty.

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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?

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

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