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International Union of Housing Finance – The IUHF is a worldwide networking organisation that enables its members to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in housing finance from around the world and to learn from each other’s experiences.

FinMark Trust – FinMark Trust is a non-profit independent trust, funded primarily by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). FinMark Trust’s purpose is ‘Making financial markets work for the poor, by promoting financial inclusion and regional financial integration’. It does this by conducting research to identify the systemic constraints that prevent financial markets from reaching out to these consumers and by advocating for change on the basis of research findings. Thus, FinMark Trust plays a catalytic role, driven by its purpose to start processes of change that ultimately lead to the development of inclusive financial systems that can benefit all consumers.

World Bank – The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) – Is a division of the FinMark Trust. The vision of the CAHF is to be the primary source of information and debate relating to affordable housing finance in Africa. As a Centre, we deal with housing finance practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders across the African continent, with a special focus on the SADC region. Predominantly, the CAHF’s work covers three main areas; understanding the housing asset, innovation in housing finance, and monitoring housing sector performance.

HOFINET– the Housing Finance Information Network- is a global resource for housing finance information. Hofinet collects consolidated and standardized data on the housing finance sector by country, as well as  laws and regulations and research reports,  and makes this information available to the public through a web-portal. The web-portal  also has a topic channel that provides state-of-the-art scholarship on selected housing finance topics, and a news and publication section.   Hofinet is a  Non-Profit organization supported by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, the IFC  and FMO .

Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance– Asia Pacific Union For Housing Finance, APUHF is a platform to act as a knowledge sharing and networking medium. The forum intends to promote coalition and coordination among the South Asia Countries in determining their housing and housing finance solutions. APUHF will also track the events and happenings in the housing markets globally. The forum focuses on initiatives taken by the different member countries in their own regional contexts. The users of the platform will include member country institutions engaged in housing and housing finance such as housing finance institutions, construction agencies such as builders, co-operatives, Government agencies, etc., policy and regulatory bodies, Central Banks, International Finance Institutions.