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Housing Market Dynamics in Africa

Authors: Bah, El-Hadj M., Faye, Issa, Geh, Zekebweliwai

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  • Uses new data sources to provide a comprehensive analysis of the housing market in Africa
  • Investigates the political economy surrounding the housing market
  • Puts forward measures for policy makers to help provided affordable housing
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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.

About the authors

Issa Faye is Manager of the African Development Bank’s Research Division. He previously worked for the World Bank’s Research Department and Rural Development Network of the Africa Region in Washington, DC, USA. He has lectured at the University of Auvergne, France, where he received a PhD in Economics from the Centre for Studies and Research on International Development.
El-Hadj M. Bah is Principal Research Economist in the Development Research Department at the African Development Bank. He has lectured at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has published numerous articles on growth and development. He received a PhD in Economics from Arizona State University, USA.
Zekebweliwai F. Geh is a Policy Advisor in the Development Research Department at the African Development Bank. Prior to this, he worked at the World Bank Group, Bank of America, and as a Research Fellow in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Alliance at the University of Miami, USA. He earned a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Housing Sector in Africa: Setting the Scene

    Pages 1-21

    Bah, El-hadj M. (et al.)

  • The Political Economy of Housing Development in Africa

    Pages 23-55

    Bah, El-hadj M. (et al.)

  • Housing Finance in Africa

    Pages 57-108

    Bah, El-hadj M. (et al.)

  • Unlocking Land Markets and Infrastructure Provision

    Pages 109-158

    Bah, El-hadj M. (et al.)

  • The Construction Cost Conundrum in Africa

    Pages 159-214

    Bah, El-hadj M. (et al.)

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59792-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,54 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95120-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Housing Market Dynamics in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59792-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59792-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95120-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 272
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