The future of decent housing has a first and last name: technological innovation. In this blog post, which is part of a series on the IDB Group's 2022 Housing Forum, we address the important role of innovation and technology in closing the housing gap in our region. In order to explain the relationship between these three factors, we suggest you take part in a game: noughts and … [Read more...] about How can innovation and technology solve the housing deficit?
“I'm a hairdresser (...) but I need to take care of my aunt [who has a severe disability], of my daughter [who's only 12 years old] and the house” says Lorena, from Río Paraná, in Corrientes, Argentina. Just like many other women in the region, Lorena must balance her professional life with housework and caregiving responsibilities. These responsibilities are particularly … [Read more...] about The caregiving crisis in informal settlements
The public sector can generate a new governance and regulation in the social housing sector in our region. Governments need to generate new frameworks and instruments in favor of a balance between performance, responsibility, resilience, transparency, and inclusion. Without this, it is difficult to attract the private sector and guarantee sustainable investments. In today's … [Read more...] about Keys for social housing governance
There are few things that improve people's quality of life more than having access to decent housing. However, the deficit of this type of housing in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is currently more than 45% and it is estimated that it could reach 90% in 2050 if nothing is done to fix it. Closing the current housing gap in the region will require an investment of at … [Read more...] about Can financial innovation reduce the housing deficit?
. The construction of sustainable housing, capable of adapting to the effects of climate change, is not an option, but a need. However, the production of this type of housing requires a firm, forceful and joint commitment, both from the public and private sectors.In today's blog, which is part of a series on the situation of the housing sector in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about How to stimulate the construction of sustainable housing?