This is an excellent, data-rich presentation on the opportunities for growing housing finance in Africa. Drs Marja Hoek-Smit is the Director of the International Housing Finance Program of the Wharton School Zell/Lurie Real Estate Centre. She has advised governments across the world on the development of their housing and housing finance policies, and has consulted also with the World Bank, IMF, UN, Inter-American Development Bank and others, and is a founder of HOFINET, the Housing Finance Information Network. This presentation was given at a recent conference hosted by Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, looking at the question of urban mass housing in Africa. Rich with data and analysis, the presentation offers a comprehensive review of Africa’s current housing finance market.