The International Housing Finance Program (IHFP) was established in 1985 to foster excellence in housing policy and housing finance education, research, and technical advisory services, with a specific focus on developing and emerging market economies.


    • To the international housing finance industry and policy makers IHFP offers objective and state-of-the-art education in housing finance system development, instruments, risk assessment methods, and housing policy innovations.


  • To academic institutions and professional trade associations in emerging economies it offers assistance to build up quality housing policy and housing finance training and research capabilities.


  • To governments in the process of transforming their housing policies and housing finance institutions it offers advisory services and the dissemination of research and technical reports.



Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit



International Housing Finance Program

Samuel Zell & Robert Lurie Real Estate Center

The Wharton School


1462 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall

3620 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302, USA

+1 215.898.3313/9734 (Phone)

+1 215.573.2220 (Fax)







Sub-Saharan Africa Housing Finance at The Business School

of Cape Town University, October 2014






International Housing Finance Program at Wharton, June 2016

2016 Sub-Saharan Africa Housing Finance:

A Sample of Program Topics:


> Housing Markets & Housing Finance Markets Overview

> The state of Housing Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

> Building Blocks of a Housing Finance System

> Valuing Mortgages & Capital Market Funding

> Risk Management & Profitability of Housing Finance


For more program topics DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.


To register APPLY ONLINE.


Logistic Information:


> Dates: October 2 - October 8, 2016

> Application Deadline: August 26, 2016

> Tuition Fee: 21,000 Rand

> Venue: University of Cape Town, Breakwater Campus, Cape Town, South Africa


To find out more go to the UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN WEBSITE.