The Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook is an annual publication by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), produced with contributions of over 44 local experts throughout the continent. The Yearbook provides housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers, government officials and other stakeholders with the latest developments in the housing finance sector for each country. It highlights the opportunities available for new initiatives, places special emphasis on the key challenge of housing affordability and hopefully helps practitioners find one another as they strive to participate in the sector.
The 11th edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook launched at the 36th Annual Conference of the African Union for Housing Finance in November 2020 covers 55 African countries, and is available in both English and French. Targeted at housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials, the 2020 Yearbook provides an up-to-date review of practice and developments in housing finance and delivery in Africa, reflecting the dynamic change and growth evident in the market of each country over the past year.
Of course, the Yearbook is not comprehensive, neither in the scope of countries covered nor the data provided. It is intended as an introduction, with the hopes that the detail provided will whet the appetite for more. CAHF invites readers to provide comment, and share data and what they are doing in housing finance in Africa.