CAHF Working Paper Series: Fundamental concepts in housing finance
As African housing markets deepen, its interaction with macro-economic and regulatory frameworks, its role and reliance on secondary markets as well as its impact on broader economic performance becomes increasingly important to understand. CAHF seeks to understand these interactions and its nuances and particularities across the continent This working paper series covers fundamental concepts in housing finance in Africa. The first paper in the series explores strategies for lowering the high interest rate costs of housing finance in Africa. Future papers will include discussions around the implication of Basel III on the housing sector in Africa, the impact of taxation in African housing markets and the role of long term finance in deepening housing markets across the continent.