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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 1-21 Open Access
  3. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 23-55 Open Access
  4. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 57-108 Open Access
  5. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 109-158 Open Access
  6. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 159-214 Open Access
  7. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 215-253 Open Access
  8. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages 255-272 Open Access
  9. El-hadj M. Bah, Issa Faye, Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent’s housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide affordable housing for the majority in need. With Africa’s urban population growing rapidly, this study highlights how broad demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are placing enormous pressure on the limited infrastructure in many cities and stretching the economic and social fabric of municipalities to their breaking point. But beyond providing a snapshot of the present conditions of the African housing market, the book offers recommendations and actionable measures for policy makers and other stakeholders on how best to provide affordable housing and alleviate Africa’s housing deficit. This work will be of particular interest to practitioners, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, students and researchers of economic policy, international development, and urban development.

Keywords

Housing finance Slum upgrading Africa Construction Political economy Land tenure Housing development Urban planning Real estate Public policy Property rights city dynamics economics open access

Authors and affiliations

  • El-hadj M. Bah
    • 1
  • Issa Faye
    • 2
  • Zekebweliwai F. Geh
    • 3
  1. 1.African Development BankAbidjanCôte d'Ivoire
  2. 2.African Development BankAbidjanCôte d'Ivoire
  3. 3.African Development BankAbidjanCôte d'Ivoire

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59792-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95120-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59792-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site