World Bank Group to Hold Global Housing Finance Conference

A housing area in New Delhi, India. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN News Service
A housing area in New Delhi, India. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN News Service

The World Bank Group will hold its 8th Global Housing Finance Conference on May 30 – June 1, 2018.

According to the World Bank Group, the conference creates awareness of the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing finance markets and seeks cooperation for better solutions. This year, the conference will focus on innovation, new ideas and global experiences.

The Group is also inviting papers on housing finance. The Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals focuses on sustainable cities and communities and the World Bank Group is seeking submissions of original, innovative and data-driven ideas on how to make this goal a reality.

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The submissions should focus on the role housing finance can play in ensuring access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing.

The biennial Global Housing Finance Conference, hosted by the World Bank Group, is the 8th in the series and will take place in Washington, DC on May 30 – June 1, 2018.

The author(s) of the final selected paper(s) will be invited to present their ideas at the conference and their papers will be published on select platforms.

In parallel, the producers / original content providers of the selected media submissions will have their short videos broadcast throughout the conference.

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