The State of Housing Microfinance: A Snapshot of Housing Microfinance Practice Around the Globe

Current trends and status of the market segment

This report assesses the current state, trends and challenges of housing microfinance based on a 2014 survey of 48 financial institutions located across four regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The financial institutions that participated in the survey represent commercial banks, nonbanking financial companies, microfinance institutions, nongovernmental organizations, savings and loan companies, and cooperatives.