ASSESSING SHELTER FINANCE SYSTEMS1
The analysis in the previous chapters of this Global Report highlights a number of specific issues that have policy implications with regard to the value of housing finance in addressing the world's housing needs. This chapter brings together a discussion of these issues across the different approaches to housing finance that have been addressed. Several themes are considered:
- • affordability and the difficulties of reaching the poor;
- • access to capital and the lack of loan finance;
- • the move to markets and what the market cannot manage, including the issues of maintaining financial viability; and
- • connections and diversity within globalization, as well as risk management within ...