Housing Microfinance and Tenure Security: Understanding Their Relationship in Uganda

How is land tenure connected to a household's investment in their housing or property?

This report presents the key findings of research on the interrelation of housing microfinance and land tenure security within Uganda. The project focused on increasing access for poor households to the financial services necessary to improve their living conditions. Though land tenure has been acknowledged within the international development community as a critical component underlying households’ sense of security and potential for economic development, understanding of the relationship between land tenure and a household’s investment in the development or improvement of their housing and property is still very limited.

This report seeks to elaborate on these dynamics and further the understanding of development actors working within the housing and land sectors on the influence of housing microfinance on increasing land tenure security and of tenure security on scaling housing microfinance.

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By Emily Simmons