Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181951
Authors: 
Bah, El-hadj
Faye, Issa
Geh, Zekebweliwai F.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Springer eBook Collection: Economics and Finance
Abstract: 
This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent's housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide affordable housing for the majority in need. With Africa's urban population growing rapidly, this study highlights how broad demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are placing enormous pressure on the limited infrastructure in many cities and stretching the economic and social fabric of municipalities to their breaking point. But beyond providing a snapshot of the present conditions of the African housing market, the book offers recommendations and actionable measures for policy makers and other stakeholders on how best to provide affordable housing and alleviate Africa's housing deficit. This work will be of particular interest to practitioners, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, students and researchers of economic policy, international development, and urban development
Subjects: 
Housing finance
Slum upgrading
Africa
Construction
Political economy
Land tenure
Housing development
Urban planning
Real estate
Public policy
Property rights
city
dynamics
economics
open access
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ISBN: 
978-1-137-59792-2
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version
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