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Housing and finance in developing countries

Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A., eds. (1998) Housing and finance in developing countries. Routledge studies in development and society (7). Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415172424

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Abstract

This book explores the linkages between formal and informal housing finance drawing upon the lessons of NGO and micro-finance practices. Both public and private formal finance institutions have experienced great difficulty in lending below a middle-income client group, and are often reluctant to lend for the purpose of housing at all. This failure of formal finance to filter down to low-income households, and in particular to women, has led various NGOs and community groups to create and adopt innovative finance programmes, such as informal savings banks and credit rotating schemes. The authors critically assess the impact of theses schemes, and evaluate links between gender, housing and finance.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 1998 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
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Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 11:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23762/

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