The community development research advisory council (CDRAC) advises the Boston Fed’s community development group on research projects, providing valuable substantive and methodological input. Council members help to identify resources, such as data and opportunities for collaboration with other researchers, and offer a unique lens for reviewing our proposed work. The council also advises the group on relevant research in the field.
The CDRAC is composed of New England-based, applied researchers with broad knowledge of a community development–related field. Members are also highly engaged with other academics, practitioners, and policymakers in the region.