The World Bank
January 2012 – June 2012
Desk review of affordable housing in East Asia and the Pacific region
GPA was commissioned by the World Bank in January, 2012 to undertake a desk review of the literature on affordable and low-income housing issues, policies and outcomes. The review includes the characteristics of existing programs, the constraints countries face in implementing effective programs (e.g., land markets, supply driven programs, poor targeting, lack of financing instruments etc) and innovations introduced. It also includes affordable, low income and social housing programs of both ownership and rental options, together with successful programs from within EAP countries as well as global best practice. The results will be discussed in a Regional workshop with key policy makers in the housing sector, following which a practitioner’s guide or toolkit specifically designed for EAP countries will be prepared.