Angola Housing Finance Chapter in the 2013 Africa Housing Finance Yearbook

Development Workshop prepared the Angola Housing Finance Chapter for the 2013 Africa Housing Finance Yearbook, recently published by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa. This is the fourth edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook and reflects the mood and temperature of housing finance markets on the African continent in 2013. The Angola chapter provides an Overview and Key Figures plus sections on: Access to Finance, Housing Supply, Affordability, Property Markets, Policy and Regulation and Opportunities.

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“… For most Angolans, auto-construção or self-build is the predominant method of housing development. The concept of owner-managed building, a process that combines local tradespeople and family labour, is fundamental to the traditional way of building houses in Angola. There have been positive developments aimed at harnessing this self-build energy to create better settlements and prevent the development of slums…”

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Development Workshop publishes 3 new books about Angola

We’re excited to announce the publication of three new book titles by Development Workshop that are now available in print and also as a free PDF download on our Books page.

AguaMoGeCaO Modelo de Gestão Comunitária de Água: MoGeCA privilegia na sua abordagem o envolvimento dos grupos locais na negociação, construção e gestão dos pontos de água, como pressuposto básico para promover o desenvolvimento local.

Huambo AtlasAtlas and Profile of Huambo / O Atlas e perfil do Huambo: This book offers information essential to understand better the customs and traditions, realities and aspirations of the province’s inhabitants. This information is important and timely for all decision-makers to enable them to take appropriate steps in the planning and execution of measures appropriate to fulfilling the aspirations of the citizens of the Central Plateau. O Atlas e Perfil do Huambo: sua terre e suas gentes proporciona-nos informações fundamentais para melhor conhecimento dos usos e costumes, práticas e aspirações das populações que habitam a província, subsídios fundamentais e oportunos para os decisores do País e da região, tomarem as medidas adequadas na programação e execução de acções susceptíveis de assegurar um bem estar a altura das pretensões dos cidadãos do Planalto Central.

Cuvelai BasinThe Cuvelai Basin in Angola and Namibia / Povos e água da bacia do Cuvelai em Angola e Namíbia: The Cuvelai Basin is perhaps unique in the world as a drainage system that consists of hundreds of channels that join and separate thousands of times. Esta compilação de informações tem como foco a forma como correm as águas na Bacia do Cuvelai e as pessoas que aí vivem. Ambos os aspectos chamaram a atenção, recentemente, devido aos níveis acima do normal das águas e às inundações dos últimos três anos.