The Experimental Reimbursable Seeding Operations (ERSO) programme was designed and implemented to increase sustainable financing for affordable and social housing and infrastructure during a four-year experimental pilot period, 2007–2011.
This report is the evaluation carried out to assess progress on implementation of the ERSO programme during the experimental pilot period, and to suggest alternatives for more effective implementation of future activities.
This publication is the abridged and Arabic language edition of Financing Urban Shelter: Global Report on Human Settlements 2005.
Financing Urban Shelter presents the first global assessment of housing finance systems, placing shelter and urban development challenges within the overall context of macroeconomic policies. The report describes and analyses housing finance conditions and trends in all regions of the world, including formal housing finance mechanisms, microfinance and community funding, highlighting their relevance to the upgrading of slums. Recent policy developments in the area of shelter finance are discussed at the international and national levels.
This publication is a abridged edition of Financing Urban Shelter: Gobal Report on Human Settlements 2005 (the main report).