Category : Housing

Learning in making housing finance accessible to all

It is worth emphasizing that in developing countries, the most effective mechanisms that have led to improvement in security of tenure and housing quality are attributed to the efforts by civil societies. Asia has pioneered the people led process of housing provision as spearheaded by dedicated civil society groups. These are
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Key readiness factors that influence mainstream disaster risk reduction in the housing sector

Housing is often the sector severely impacted by both hydro-meteorological and geophysical disasters. On a macro scale, housing sector accounts for 10-50% of total disaster losses and often have significant impact on the livelihoods of especially the poor in developing countries. Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the housing sector would mean
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Five myths about rental housing

This article is part of series of blogs related to housing in development countries. It presents popular myths regarding rental housing. Everyone owns their homes in rich countries. Interestingly there is little relationship between a country’s economic development and its levels of homeownership. Homeownership is actually lower in many rich European

Rental housing: An option for housing the poor

This article is part of series of blogs related to housing in development countries. It elaborates on one of the five models for successful delivery of housing that were presented in the previous blog “5 institutional models for successful housing in Asia”. In most places, homeownership has come to be seen
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