This is a presentation of a collection of short profiles of affordable housing projects currently in place or underway across the African continent. Each of the projects is evidence of the real-world application of some type of innovation, related to: end-user finance, building design, construction materials or methods, green building, and other areas. Innovative projects from 52 African countries are contained here, describing pioneering or unusual approaches and new housing and housing finance products designed to address the critical challenge of housing affordability.
Our 2023 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook, available on CAHF’s website, included a text box in each country profile that told a short story of a project on the ground in that country.
The English edition of the Yearbook can be downloaded at https://housingfinanceafrica.org/resources/yearbook/ while the French version is available at https://housingfinanceafrica.org/fr/resources/annuaire-sur-le-financement-du-logement-en-afrique/. What we have done here is to pull all those snapshots of innovation into one booklet, so that readers may peruse them by subject area –
finance, green building, affordability, building materials, partnerships, target groups and mass housing projects. The experience of reading them all together is exciting and fascinating, providing inspiration and ideas for housing and housing finance practitioners interested in what is actually happening on the ground.