Report Series: Landscape of Housing Investment - CAR

Country Report

In the past decade, only US$ 7 million has been directly invested in the Central African Republic (CAR) housing sector. There is no evidence of direct investments made by the Government in the housing sector. Since 2012, CAR has been facing an increasingly complex political and humanitarian crisis. Nonetheless, close to US$ 300 million in aid, has, supported institutional building and the correction of market failures and policy distortions, as part of efforts to stabilize the economy and in turn, increase confidence among institutional investors to commit sizeable investments to the development of a competitive housing and housing finance sector.

This country report forms part of The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance’s Investor Programme which aims at addressing key information asymmetries  on who, why and how investments are made in the African housing sector. With the intention of identifying and championing increased investment in affordable housing, the report includes insights and analysis into the depth and breadth of investment in the Central African Republic’s housing and housing finance sector. The overall goal of this project is to quantify the breadth of investment activity with respect to housing and housing finance across Africa, and to establish a mechanism to track this on an ongoing basis. This project has collected data and highlights gaps and opportunities in the investment landscape. With the aim of stimulating greater investment in affordable housing and connecting investors with potential investments, the report profiles investors and investment instruments with the greatest impact on the housing finance market within the Central African Republic

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