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1 Asia-Pacific Union for Housing Finance =Issues we Know, Answers we Seek= 1 Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan December 10, 2012

2 Evolution of APUHF… At the Jakarta Conference held in May 2009 on Housing and Housing Finance in South Asia under the aegis of World Bank and IFC, a proposal to set up a regional platform was conceived. The proposal was fully endorsed by the conference participants and the multilateral agencies like the World Bank, IFC, and Asian Development Bank. In 2009 a, Study on Low Income Housing through UNESCAP and UNHABITAT support in collaboration with the National Housing Bank, India covered 7 countries in South Asia. APUHF launched in January 2010, post the Jakarta Conference. APUHF is functional since January 2010, with its Head Quarter in Delhi. The Secretariat and website of the Union are hosted by National Housing Bank, India. ( The activities of the Union are guided by an Advisory Board comprising of Central Banks/Ministries/ Housing & Housing Finance Institutions. 2

3 Objectives of APUHF Provide a basis and a platform for exchange of ideas, views, experiences, events, practices, products in different countries of Asia Pacific Region. Help in policy design, strategic intervention, design of supply and finance instruments. Exchange of learning and best practices on regional basis. Provide an e-Platform for knowledge sharing and networking. Publish a periodic Journal on Housing and Housing Finance developments in the region 3

4 APUHF Advisory Board India: Mr. R V Verma - Chairman, Chairman & Managing Director, National Housing Bank Thailand: Mr. Woravit Chailimpamontri - Alternate Chairman President, Government Housing Bank Pakistan:Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan– Vice Chairman Executive Director, State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank) Srilanka: Mr.P.D.J.Fernando – Member Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Srilanka Bangladesh: Mr. Mohammad Nazrul Huda – Member Ex - Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank Mongolia: Ms. Enkhbayar Tsedendorj – Member CEO, Mongolia Mortgage Corporation Indonesia: Mr. Raharjo Adisusanto – Member President Director, SMF, Indonesia Afghanistan:Mr.Noorullah Delawari – Member Governor, Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank) Japan:Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi – Member Chief Economist, Japan Housing Finance Agency Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi – Member & Secretary General Expert Consultant, Housing and Housing Finance 4

5 Membership Profile Government Central Banks Housing & Housing Finance Institutions Construction Agencies Private Sector MFIs/NGOs/CBOs International Financial Institutions A Best Format of Public-Private Partnership for the Benefit of All Member Countries and Institutions 5

6 E-Platform The e-platform act as a knowledge sharing and networking platform to promote coalition and coordination among the Asia Pacific countries in determining their housing and housing finance solutions. The platform is Region Centric with emphasis on Asia Pacific on issues relating to housing and housing finance. The platform also captures and include events and happenings globally on its site relevant for the housing market in the Asia Pacific Region – Presentations, Recommendations etc. The site also include other events and outcomes of various initiatives taken by the different member countries in their own regional contexts. Country Specific Sections - Contribution from all countries The Portal can be accessed at Contents managed by National Housing Bank, India 6

7 Benefits to Members Global Integration Knowledge Sharing Sharing of Success Stories Learning from Different Countries and suitably adopting the same All Encompassing – Policy – Institutions – Programs – Housing and Housing Finance – Technology and Materials 7

8 Major Past Events International Conference On Growth With Stability In Affordable Housing Markets in New Delhi, India, January 30-31, 2012 Workshop on Housing Finance, June 26 – 29, 2011 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Conference on Affordable Housing and Housing Finance & Formal Launch of e-Platform Asia Pacific Union For Housing Finance (APUHF), January 27-28, 2010, New Delhi, India 8

9 A Regional Snapshot Asia-Pacific represents one-quarter of the World population Nearly half of the World Poor Each country in the region has its own geo-socio-economic parameters. From Afghanistan to Indonesia, all facing a common issue of shelter-less masses, and an under developed housing finance system and the housing sector. Successful regional models. 9 Considering the Commonality in terms of nature and the Magnitude of the situation, the need for the Platform

10 Population Trends in Asia- PacificCountriesIndiaPakistan SriLanka Sri LankaThailandMongoliaIndonesiaBangladesh Total Population (mn) , Population Growth % Urban Population (mn) Urban Population% ofTotal Urban Population % of Total Urbanization Growth% Urbanization Growth % GDPGrowth Rate% GDP Growth Rate %

11 Housing Challenges in Asia-Pacific Region The Region represents more than one out of four persons and one out of two poor on the planet. Including China, Asia-Pacific represents one out of every two persons on the planet It is among the lowest in terms of Mortgage Finance (Average Mortgage Debt to GDP Ratio 3.3) Region is faced with massive housing shortage viz Indian Urban Housing shortage million plus, Nearly the entire urban shortage is in Low-Income Category 11

12 Population explosion in Asian Cities In 1950, about 232 million people lived in urban areas, which represented about 17% of Asias total population. Today it is more than one-third and by 2025 nearly half of Asian Population will be Urban This means that by 2030, one out of every two urban residents in the world will be in Asia In India, as per census 2001, the total housing stock was 249 million units out of which 29% (72 million) were in urban areas. India today faces an Urban housing shortage of 25 million units. Pakistan around 3 million. Nearly entire Urban Housing Shortage is in Economically Weaker Sections of society India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and more from the region have unique success stories in different areas and regional countries could benefit from knowledge and experience sharing.

13 Slums Prevalence in the Region Afghanistan: 80 percent of the Kabul population (2.44 million) live in slums, damaged or destroyed housing Bangladesh: 2,100 slums; more than 2 million people in Dhaka live either in slums or are without any proper shelter India: 52,000 slums holding 8 million urban households, representing about 14 percent of the total urban population. Pakistan: Karachi alone has between slums, sheltering about 7.6 million (or 1 million households) out of the total city population of 15.1 million people Sri Lanka: A considerable share of the population of Sri Lanka lives in plantations, slums and shanties. Mongolia: 51% of the population is residing in temporary ger dwellings Indonesia: 17.2 million families live in approximately 10,000 slum areas 13

14 Houselessness for the Urban Poor Informal Solutions Slums, Shanty Towns, Jhopar Patti, Jhuggi, Basti, Katchi Abadi, Squatter Settlements, legal/illegal habitat etc. Nearly 50% of major metropolitans in the regions are slums Two prongd approach would be needed - Slums improvement programs and - Slums rehabilitation programs 14


16 Going Forward Expanding the Scope of APUHF to become more Global – Seek Membership and improve contents Different Emerging Economies position of housing sector and contribution to the economy Participation from larger countries and their Government and Non- Government representation – will bring in more value Upscale building construction – increasing scale of housing finance Upcoming International Conference on Housing: An Engine for Inclusive Growth, March 2013 at New Delhi, India 16 Platform to Reflect a International Context in terms of identifying needs, exploring alternative solutions, collaboration and partnerships (regional forum), providing opportunities and a rich source of information/knowledge sharing

17 MoU -APMCHUD & APUHF Partnership towards a key global platform Encompassing all Stakeholders Cooperation to Benefit countries and institutions Combined domain strengths, knowledge and expertise for mutual advantage and development of the housing and housing finance sector. 17

18 AREAS OF MUTUAL CO- OPERATION Towards sharing and disseminating relevant information and knowledge benefiting all stake holders through web-sites, publications, research etc. Knowledge Sharing Work together for promotional activities - print media, publications, exhibitions, seminars, workshops etc towards promotion of Sustainable housing & Housing Finance Promotional Activities Activities at various levels- Government and Non-Government sectors. Capacity Building Research in fields like Inclusive Housing/Housing Finance, Regulatory Frame work and Facilitation of access to Housing and Housing Finance Joint Research As mutually agreed Any Other Activities

19 Message From: APUHF Advisory Board APUHF aims at exploring viable and sustainable answers to the challenge of Affordable Housing Supply and Housing Finance for the vast needy population of Asia-Pacific Region. The Forum will seek to facilitate development of appropriate Policies across the Region. It welcomes endorsement and support of international agencies, housing experts and stakeholders in housing and housing finance. 19

20 20 Thank You 4 th APMCHUD Conference December 10-12, 2012 at Amman, Jordan Amman, Jordan 20

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