Housing Finance in Africa 2017 Yearbook: A review of some of Africa's housing finance markets


The eighth edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook covers 54 African countries and five regions – an addition of three country profiles this year. It has again sought out new data and refined the approach to the affordability graphs using household consumption expenditure as an indicator. The Yearbook intends to provide housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials with a current update of practice and developments in housing finance in Africa, reflecting the dynamic change and growth evident in the market, over the past year. As much as possible, the Yearbook highlights the opportunities available for new initiatives and developments on existing initiatives. It helps practitioners find one another as they strive to participate in and grow the sector. While the general aim of the Yearbook is to offer a broad overview of housing finance and housing development in Africa, special emphasis is placed on the key challenge of housing affordability, and the critical need for housing products and finance that are explicitly targeted at the income profiles of the majority. It also creates awareness of nascent and unrealised markets which are often deemed too risky to enter. The 2017 Yearbook explicitly illustrates the investment potential and wealth of information available and highlights constraints in availability of information. A continent wide survey illustrates key characteristics of the housing and housing finance sector in Africa.

Long-Term Finance, Housing Finance & Land Registries
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