Housing Africa Contribution: The 2021 CAHF Yearbook

On our list of accomplishments is the contribution to the 2021 Center for Affordable Housing Finance Yearbook. As a country editor, Damilola Jonathan Oladeji contributed to the editing of profiles for Zambia, Mauritius,
Tunisia, Sudan, and South Sudan.

The 2021 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook focuses on the challenges faced by African housing markets emerging from two years of weathering COVID-19 and economic lockdowns. In this context, CAHF argues that much more delivery capacity is needed to address the affordable housing gap, well beyond the cohort of formal developers that are currently understood to underpin the sector. Policymakers and the private sector need to recognise small-scale providers – small-scale developers, micro builders, and households – as key suppliers of housing in addition to the more obviously recognized developer sector. Policy should explicitly embrace the capacity of these smaller scale players – and recognise the massive potential of their collective effort.

The 2021 Yearbook was launched at the 37th Annual AUHF Conference held 2-5 November 2021 – to view the launch presentation, click here. The comprehensive publication now covers 55 African countries and is produced in both English and French (with the Mozambique profile also available in Portuguese). It is the collaborative output of over 60 contributors, who together form a community of practice of housing finance experts in-country.

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