Fact Sheet

Expanding Access to Sustainable Housing in Africa

May 29, 2023

The housing sector is fundamental to accelerate economic development and social prosperity in Africa given its direct benefits and multiplier effects to the economy. IFC supports projects that address a clear imbalance of supply and demand in accomodation in rapidly urbanizing cities. IFC also emphasizes the implementation of green building standards with the EDGE tool (edgebuildings.com) which is a pillat of IFC's climate agenda.

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