Access to decent shelter is a basic need. It is the first target of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This goal must be backed up by adequate financing for housing. Therefore, the provision of appropriate financial services is instrumental in improving living conditions in many countries.
To promote housing finance, IAS has been engaged in institution and capacity-building programmes for several years. We define housing finance broadly, ranging from housing microfinance to mortgage lending, the provision of affordable housing to the promotion of energy efficiency in residential buildings.
Our main working areas include: