SANAD Housing Finance Study: Housing Finance in the Middle East and North Africa

Title SANAD Housing Finance Study: Housing Finance in the Middle East and North Africa
Author Name Hans-Joachim Dübel and Olivier Hassler
Link http://hofinet.org/upload_docs/SANAD%20Fund%20for%20MSME,%20Housing%20Finance%20in%20the%20MENA%20Region.pdf

SANAD’s Technical Assistance Facility (SANAD TAF) commissioned a study to provide a comprehensive picture of the demand- and supply-side of the housing finance sector, including key developments, challenges and housing financing needs. The study focuses in detail on the following aspects in the SANAD target region: 
  • Unmet demand by low- and middle-income households for adequate housing finance
  • Reasons for limited supply of housing finance to low- and middle-income households by financial institutions 
  • Current or planned initiatives to address the shortage of affordable housing
  • Types of refinancing instruments typically requested by financial institutions that offer housing finance 
  • TA needs of (potential) partner institutions ‘(‘PIs’'), meso-level players and end-clients in the area of housing finance 
  • Increased migration and refugee movements in certain MENA countries and their effect on the overall housing/shelter situation in those countries  
As agreed with the manager of the fund, Finance in Motion GmbH2 – a Frankfurt-based asset manager – the focus of the study was on Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Out of the six countries and after a first-country desk research, Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon were selected for a more in-depth analysis.

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