This review of Rwanda’s affordable housing sector and its financing was commissioned by Access to Finance Rwanda and undertaken by CAHF in partnership with 71point4 and local consultant Fatou Dieye. Eight reports are available. This report draws on CAHF’s Data Agenda for Africa, work that was originally championed in partnership with Reall. It sets out the data landscape for affordable housing in Rwanda, and was undertaken by 71point4. The data collected as part of this exercise is available on Reall’s website: https://reall.net/msi/rwanda/
This data landscape review explores Rwanda’s existing housing data landscape with reference to data availability for a set of indicators that characterize housing activity. It focuses on the custodians of key housing related data, identifying data gaps and potential avenues for engagement to close these gaps and improve the visibility of the sector. This data landscape review seeks to support investment decision-making for affordable housing by disseminating available data and encouraging the provision of additional data. Various organizations could potentially provide access to data useful for housing investment decision-making. These institutions include private sector institutions, regulators and administrators. However, one of the key caveats to keep in mind when using housing data sourced from regulators and administrators is that it characterizes formal housing activity only.
The Rwanda Land Dashboard is an interactive national land data visualization platform that displays and shares real-time statistical data on land use, transactions, and parcel sizes at different levels of aggregations.
Rwanda already has a rich administrative data landscape that can offer valuable insights on the state of the housing market. Key next steps are provided below with high value interventions highlighted in red: