Housing Finance in Africa: A Review of Some of Africa’s Housing Finance Markets

2015 yearbook profiling the markets in 48 countries and 5 regions

This is the sixth edition of the Housing Finance in Africa yearbook. Since last year, five country profiles and one regional profile have been added, bringing the total to 48 country profiles and five regional profiles. New data sources, a reformulated approach to the affordability graphs, and news monitoring have been used so that this yearbook reflects the current situation of housing finance markets on the African continent in 2015.
The Yearbook is intended 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.  It is hoped that it will also highlight the opportunities available for new initiatives, and help practitioners find one another as they strive to participate in 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.