The World Bank Group focuses on assisting national and local governments in formulating policies and programs on two aspects of the sector: linking real estate market development to overall economic development in client countries and focusing on how to make the housing market more efficient to provide adequate shelter for all city dwellers.
Urban Housing projects supported by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation
from 1972 to 2005.
1972-1986: $4.4 billion (2001 US$)*
1987-2005: $10.3 (2001 US$)*
The Growth in Bank Lending for Various Infrastructure Components by Decade*
*Source: World Bank loan data