The GHI Blog: Evidence for Action

A Woman’s Right to Own Property: A Critical Connection to Personal and Economic Growth

March 3, 2015

By Anjali Bean, Program Manager, International Housing Coalition

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Achieving Affordable Housing through Residential Energy Efficiency

February 18, 2015

By Zita Kakalejcikova, Advocacy Assistant, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Habitat for Humanity International

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Access to Secure and Equitable Land in the Post 2015 SDGs

January 16, 2015

By Jane W. Katz, Director of International Affairs & Programs, Habitat for Humanity International

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Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

January 12, 2015

by Habitat for Humanity Haiti


Five years ago today, a devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed 105,000 houses, damaged 85,000 more and left more than 1.5 million people homeless. It took about 30 seconds to reduce much of the country’s housing stock and infrastructure to piles of rubble. In the five years since the earthquake, a complex story of survival, perseverance, and renewal has unfolded, surely and steadily. | more

“The Road to Dignity by 2030:” Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Analysis of the Development of the Post-2015 Agenda

December 28, 2014

By Chris Vincent, Sr. Director, Congressional Relations/International Affairs, Habitat for Humanity International | more

Moving Forward: HFA Post 2015 and SADCs Perspectives in the SASDiR Biannual Conference

November 17, 2014

By Karima Benbih, Fulbright scholar, PhD Candidate- Shelter and Settlement – Virginia Tech | more

Buying or Renting? Homeownership Trends Around the World

October 23, 2014

Homeownership rates vary drastically around the world. For example, Germany has what some may consider a low rate at 53%, while in Spain around 80% of people live in owner-occupied housing. Why the difference? Why are some people buying and some people renting? | more

The Paradigm Shift: Globalizing the people agenda instead of localizing global agendas

October 6, 2014

By Gora Mboup, Founder, Global Observatory linking Research to Action (GORA) [i]

Setting up of the MDGs Slum Target | more

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