Providing low-cost housing goes beyond building four-walled structures

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How can one navigate through the "complex issues" surrounding providing low-cost housing in Asia and the Pacific? Experts at this week's housing forum in Hong Kong shared their insights in this Devex analysis.


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Providing low-cost housing goes beyond building four-walled structures

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How can one navigate through the "complex issues" surrounding providing low-cost housing in Asia and the Pacific? Experts at this week's housing forum in Hong Kong shared their insights in this Devex analysis.

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Development impact bonds could be part of the solution to financing child survival

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Great strides have been made to reduce preventable child deaths but to eliminate them completely, new financing sources are critical. USAID's new framework and the introduction of a new bill are hopeful signs that the U.S. government is embracing much-needed innovative financing approaches, Save the Children's policy research director writes in this guest op-ed.

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