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Overview of Self-Help (Self-Build) Housing Provision in Ghana: Policies and Challenges

  title={Overview of Self-Help (Self-Build) Housing Provision in Ghana: Policies and Challenges},
  author={Anthony Bangdome-Dery and Genevieve Ekua Eghan and Samuel Owusu Afram},
  journal={Developing Country Studies},
The provision of housing in developing countries is usually faced with challenges such as inadequate funding, policy inefficiencies, lack of political commitment among others. In Ghana, these challenges have resulted in the significantly poor development of the housing sector with individuals embarking on self-built housing projects to meet their shelter needs. Unfortunately these self-builders are faced with numerous challenges that impede the successful completion of their housing projects… 

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