Market Shaping Indicators for Housing: Metadata Document

As part of the Data Agenda for Africa, CAHF, Reall and 71point4 have developed a set of 115 indicators that provide information on the state and functioning of the housing sector. These indicators have been organized into a three-tier classification system – category, sub-category and component. 

There are two categories, Value chain and Context. The Value chain category consists of four sub-categories (Land and Infrastructure, Construction and Investment, Sales and Rental, Maintenance and Management) and 16 components. The Context category has three sub-categories (Enabling Environment, Economic Environment, Demand) along with three components.

This document contains the metadata (definitions, components, suggested sources, etc.) for these indicators according to this classification system along with basic guidelines for collecting data and an overview of potential data sources.

 

Acknowledgements: This document is the product of the collaborative effort between CAHF, Reall and 71point4 all partners in the Data Agenda for Housing in Africa. The indicator definition process was led by Chris Garbers who drafted this document, and reviewed by Illana Melzer of 71point4, Ben Atkinson of Reall, and Kecia Rust of CAHF. In addition, we are grateful for the detailed attention of Dr Marja Hoek-Smit, the founder of the Housing Finance Information Network and the International Housing Finance Programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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