Welcome to the GPA website, the home of Geoffrey Payne and Associates! GPA was established in 1995 to undertake research, consultancy and capacity building assignments on urban land, housing and urban development in the Global South.
In the last 24 years, GPA has undertaken and contributed to a range of projects in all regions of the world. Clients include the World Bank, UN-Habitat, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), SIDA, and UNDP. Geoff also lectures regularly in European as well as domestic universities and has undertaken research projects on land tenure and property rights, regulatory frameworks for affordable housing, urban planning, public-private partnerships in land for housing and land-based finance for adequate housing. Geoff has published widely and contributed to numerous international conferences.