Nigeria’s Housing Data Landscape

Data is critical in the development of any sector. It informs policy decisions by government as well as investment decisions made by private sector participants including funders and developers. In light of this, CAHF has been working with the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company in Nigeria to support the development of an improved data landscape for affordable housing in Nigeria.  The partnership seeks to encourage all participants in Nigeria’s value chain, particularly regulators, administrators and municipal officials, as well as players in the private sector to explore the role they can play in market development through sharing more data, more often.

The collaboration started with a Review of the Data Landscape in African Housing Ecosystems in Nigeria, which interrogates the availability and quality of housing-relevant data required to populate a set of priority indicators that characterise activity along Nigeria’s Housing Value Chain. A virtual roundtable hosted by the NMRC in partnership with CAHF, convened Nigeria’s housing and housing finance stakeholders to discuss the full report’s recommendations. The presentation explored the data pipeline for housing and next steps to promote data availability in Nigeria’s housing sector.  At the Africa International Housing Show held in Abuja in July 2023, 71point4 delivered a presentation on structuring Nigeria’s data landscape with principles for tidy data.

The NMRC in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics and Central Bank of Nigeria have been working towards establishing a National Housing Data Centre (NHDC) leveraging on the existing Housing Market Information Portal (HMIP). The mission of the NHDC is to collect, store and disseminate housing data in Nigeria, to support better investment decision-making for affordable housing, and the growth of working affordable housing markets in Nigeria.

In support of this effort, we have:


Nigeria’s Housing Data Landscape Project  is being undertaken in partnership with the NMRC and 71point4, with core funding provided to CAHF from the French Development Agency, AFD. We are grateful to Reall for their initial support as well.

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