The relatively recent attention to housing and property investment in West Africa has been driven by favourable economic growth and a growing urban middle class. Nevertheless, the data available on the state of investments in the sector is limited and where it does exist, it does not provide investors with the type of disaggregated information on housing specific investment activity. This has lowered investors’ accuracy when it comes to measuring the cost and benefits of market participation and calculating risk. It has also limited the identification of investment opportunities along the housing and housing finance value chains. Documenting this information is necessary to promote investor confidence and attract additional investments to the sector. Additionally, it will provide important knowledge and guide the decisions of policymakers and financial stakeholders towards improving and enabling these markets.
This country report includes insights into and analysis of the depth and breadth of investment in Côte d’Ivoire’s housing and housing finance sector. The overall goal of this project is to quantify the breadth and depth of investment activity in housing and housing finance across Africa, and to establish a mechanism to track this information. This project collects data and highlights gaps and opportunities in the investment landscape. With this information, stakeholders can stimulate greater investment in affordable housing and connect with investors and essential institutions and understand the instruments that have the greatest impact on the housing finance market in Côte d’Ivoire.