Mobilising pension assets for housing finance needs in Africa - Experiences and prospects in East Africa

Center for Affordable Housing Finance

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Date Published 2010
Primary Author James Mutero
Other Authors Mwijage Bishota, William Kalema, Duncan Kayiira
Theme Pension-backed Housing Loans


In the four East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, the geographic focus of this study, pension assets constitute a large pool of funds, equivalent to a significant part of GDP. In spite of their suitability for financing housing, pension funds have seen limited use in the housing sector for a number of reasons.

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