AUHF Publications

Publications from the AUHF, including from our Events. Our newsletters are published separately.

31 May 2008
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Development of appropriate housing finance products to support upgrading opportunities

This report is based on a project targeted at exploring the potential for banks or mortgage lenders to expand their markets by developing new products. The project was initially focused on four countries: Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana. This report presents findings of this project it provides country overviews on Housing Policy, land issues, lifestyles and the housing finance landscape in the selected settlements.

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17 September 2007
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Housing conditions, borrowing and lending in informal settlements in Accra

Steve Akuffo

This report is based on a quantitative socio-economic survey sampling two sub- metropolitan areas in the greater Accra region, to investigate housing conditions and borrowing and lending in informal settlements. The study was funded by the African Union for Housing Finance, Cities Alliance and USAID.

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17 September 2007
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Challenges and Success Stories of delivering Affordable Housing in Africa

This is a presentation that was presented to the delegates of the AUHF 2007 conference in Ghana. It explores the challenges and success stories of delivering affordable housing in Africa, based on a Mauritius case.

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17 September 2007
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Practical Challenges of the Informal Sector & Financing Challenges of Informal Settlements

Matthew Joseph

This presentation explores the practical challenges of the informal sector and, financing challenges of informal settlements. It was presented at the AUHF 2007 conference in Ghana.

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17 September 2007
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Housing conditions, borrowing and lending in informal settlements in Dar es Salaam

Steve Akuffo

This report is based on a study by the African Union for Housing Finance, Cities Alliance and USAID. It is an analysis of the housing conditions and, borrowing and lending in informal settlements, where a total of three hundred households were interviewed over a period of ten days.The research studies everything from housing characteristics, housing history and aspirations to borrowing and savings habits.

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17 September 2007
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Risk Management for Construction Loans

This is a presentation delivered to the delegates of the AUHF 2007 conference. It outlines the risks of construction loans and more specifically those risks that finance providers experience. The presentation outlines Shelter Afrique’s experience.

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20 February 2007
2.17 MB
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Housing Finance in Swaziland Ghana & Tanzania

Ashna Mathema

This report, which is based on a study that was funded by the Cities Alliance, provides to an in-depth picture of the living conditions and priorities of the of the urban poor in Mbabane, Accra and Dar es Salaam.

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20 February 2007
2.06 MB
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Qualitative Analysis from Household Interviews: Final Report

Ashna Mathema

Funded by Cities Alliance. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Accra, Ghana | Mbabane, Swaziland

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12 December 2006
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Housing Finance in Tanzania

Ashna S. Mathema

This is a report on a study conducted in Dar es Salaam, it provides an understanding of the housing finance conditions in Tanzania. The study was based on household interviews conducted in one of each of Dar es Salaam’s municipalities.

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15 October 2006
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Housing Finance in Ghana- Part 1

Ashna S. Mathema

This is the first part of three reports investigating the housing finance conditions in Ghana. The report provides an in- depth understanding of the housing finance conditions in Ghana.

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