On the back of the COVID pandemic, 2022 brought with it other immense challenges, from floods and other natural disasters, to the disastrous impact of high inflation which is prevalent across the globe. The 2022 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook draws out those common challenges to investment in, and development of, affordable housing and housing finance, at the same time that it unpacks some of the unique innovations and responses that are emerging across the continent.
This year, 2022, marks our 13th edition of this publication. Each year we endeavor to improve the quality of the content, the scope of the data, and the sharpness and clarity of the country profiles. Following on the COP27 Conference in Egypt, the 2022 Yearbook includes a focus on climate change, in addition to the usual review of practice and developments in housing finance and delivery in Africa over the past year. We have also weaved in a greater focus on women and tried to access gender-disaggregated data where it is available. Apart from the inclusion of gender and climate issues in the profiles themselves, we have also added key indicators to track vulnerability to climate change and women’s access to tenure and finance in the regional infographic pages as well as the Key Figures box in each profile. The intention is to better understand the impact of gender and climate issues in the sector, and to track progress in how this is addressed.
The Yearbook remains a unique publication in the sector because it focuses on the lower end of the market. Throughout the general overview of housing, housing finance, and property markets in each country, we pay particular attention to affordable housing—access to housing and housing finance by households at the bottom of the income pyramid, for whom most commercially-developed residential property is out of reach. No other source provides this type of updated information, focused on residential property, and targeted at the affordable market.
The full Yearbook can be downloaded as a single pdf below, and is also available in French. The individual country profiles are also available separately on our country pages. The regional data summaries are available for download by accessing the respective regional pages here.
When utilising information and data in the Yearbook for publications, reports and articles, please use the following citation: Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (2022). Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook: 13th Edition – 2022. https://housingfinanceafrica.org/resources/yearbook/Download PDF