Case Studies into Innovation

Across Africa, practitioners are grappling with the challenge of creating an enabled housing finance environment. While these challenges may seem insurmountable, there is a growing track record of novel solutions and initiatives, pioneered by policy makers, financiers, developers and households themselves, suggesting that there are new opportunities for making the housing finance sector work for the poor in Africa. This case study is part of a broader series that CAHF has commissioned to support professional development and inform a broader research and dialogue process. The case studies vary, addressing themes as diverse as housing microfinance, mortgage liquidity facilities, cement block-banking, home loan guarantees for the informally employed, and infrastructure financing, highlighting experiences from countries across the continent. We hope this series contributes to more precise and successful endeavours that realise the opportunities in this market.

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