The 9th edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook covers 54 African countries and five regions, and is produced in both English and French. Targeted at housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials, the 2018 Yearbook provides an up-to-date review of practice and developments in housing finance and delivery in Africa, reflecting the dynamic change and growth evident in the market of each country over the past year. In addition to 54 country chapters, regional profiles for Southern, West, North, Central and East Africa discuss trends and provide useful reviews of regional developments, including infographics to present and summarise critical data points, including mortgage lending terms, the price of the cheapest newly built house, and rankings on the ease of doing business.
The publication is produced annually by CAHF, with the contributions of over 30 local experts throughout the continent.
This year, we focus on the theme of innovation, and highlight the examples of innovation that can be found along each link in the housing value chain, as government, the private sector, households and communities find their places in the housing ecosystem. Each of these innovations is identifying a market niche and then working with the opportunities provided by new technologies, adaptive experience, and entrepreneurial curiosity to develop real products and services that are essentially creating brand new markets. Innovation along the value chain and at the local level is making headway and creating precedent that is bankable. The 2018 Yearbook highlights these potential investment opportunities available in each country context, and helps practitioners find one another as they strive to participate in, and advance, the sector.
Launched at the annual conference of the African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF) in Abidjan 23 October 2018, the full publication can be downloaded below. In upcoming weeks, we will be developing separate country pages which present the depth of information available in each country profile of the Yearbook, including housing affordability data and key mortgage information.