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 ...

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