Hofinet invited nine countries from different continents to participate in its pilot phase: Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the Netherlands, France, South Africa, Thailand and Indonesia. For these countries extensive statistical and qualitative data were collected by local editors and the questionnaire was adjusted based on their feedback. These results were posted in 2010 when HOFINET went live. HOFINET is continuously expanding the number of countries for which it collects extensive data. It also provides Data-at-a-Glance tables with select variables for a larger number of countries.
Country pages provide structured data on individual countries, with succinct, continuously updated and standardized information on their housing and housing finance system. The editor for each page is either a respected and credible professional from the country or a housing finance institution from the country. Editors are responsible for development and maintenance of content on their page and for responding to inquiries related to their site via a blog site or through email.
Country pages follow a
similar format and data and indices on the housing finance sector follow the same definitions for comparability
The Research Center allows for direct country comparisons
and tabulations. Longitudinal data for each variable are entered where available and can be downloaded in the research center by clicking on the years.