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Van Waeyenberge, Elisa (2015) Crisis? What crisis? The World Bank and Housing Finance for the Poor. SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper Series, No. 191. London: SOAS University of London.

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This paper provides a critical assessment of the Bank’s housing policies, against the backdrop of far-reaching transformations of the financial sector across the world and a persistently dire shelter situation in developing countries. It situates the Bank’s housing stance historically since its initial involvement in the sector in the early 1970s. This allows to shed light on systemic and analytical tendencies bearing on Bank housing policy with significant implications for the Bank’s current policy stance, including its response (or lack thereof) to the dramatic experience with housing finance laid bare through the global financial and economic crisis.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Working Paper)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 08:53

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