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Afghanistan Housing Profile

Afghanistan's future is urban. The population of Afghan cities is expected to double within the next 15 years and by 2060, one in every two Afghans will be living in cities. This transition represents already and will continue to represent, an enormous challenge but also an opportunity for the Government, the private sector, Afghanistan's international development partners, and, most importantly, households themselves, to deliver adequate housing for all Afghans. Meeting the housing challenge will be an opportunity to build peace and stability in the country.

The first ever Afghanistan Housing Profile systematically analyses the legislative, regulatory, institutional, economic and customary challenges faced by millions of Afghans in securing adequate housing. The Profile also proposes a host of possible solutions for housing sector stakeholders to implement over the coming years, recognizing that Afghanistan's future will be inextricably linked to the prospect of establishing an effective and inclusive Afghan housing sector.