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Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management

Country Profiles on housing and land management series is a flagship product of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management. The Country Profiles is an important tool to analyse countries’ housing and land management policies, strategies, institutional and financial frameworks and to compare the progress made internationally. 

The study is conducted on the request of UNECE member States, coordinated by the secretariat and drafted by independent international experts. UNECE’s involvement does not end with the launch of the study.

The Committee on Housing and Land Management monitors and supports the implementation of country profile recommendations, for instance through technical model projects. Read More

Country Profiles

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Albania

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Albania (2002)

Contents

Preface

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector transition

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new construction

Chapter III

Institutional framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Financial framework

Bibliography

Conclusions and recommendations

Full report ECE/HBP/130 (English)

Armenia

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Armenia (2004)

Contents

Preface

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector transition

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new construction

Chapter III

Institutional framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Financial framework

Conclusions and recommendations

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/132 (English)

Azerbaijan

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Azerbaijan (2010)

Contents

Executive summary

Chapter I

Socio-economic conditions and housing policy framework

Chapter II

Spatial planning and land administration

Chapter III

Existing housing stock, new construction and utilities

Chapter IV

Financial framework for the housing and land sectors

Chapter V

Recommendations

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/156 (English) PDF

Full report ECE/HBP/156 (Russian) PDF

Belarus

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Belarus (2008)

Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter I

Socio-economic trends and housing policies

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new construction

Chapter III

Housing finance

Chapter IV

Land administration and spatial planning

Chapter V

Recommendations

Annex

Bibliography

Back cover

Full Report ECE/HBP/150 (English) PDF

Full Report ECE/HBP/150 (Russian) PDF

Bulgaria

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Bulgaria (1996)

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Country Profile graph

Chapter I

The role of housing in societies undergoing transition

Chapter II

Population

Chapter III

Housing quality and construction of new dwellings

Chapter IV

Housing economics and affordability

Chapter V

The legal framework

Chapter VI

Institutional framework and decision-making processes

Annexes

Full report ECE/HBP/101 (English)

Georgia

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Georgia (2007)

Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter I

Socio-economic conditions and housing policy framework

Chapter II

Institutional framework

Chapter III

Existing housing situation, new construction, urban planning and utilities

Chapter IV

Affordable housing for vulnerable households

Chapter V

Financial framework

Chapter VI

Recommendations

Bibliography

Full Report ECE/HBP/143 (English) PDF

Full Report ECE/HBP/143 (Russian) PDF

Kyrgyzstan

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Kyrgyzstan (2010)

Contents

Executive summary

Chapter I

Socio-economic conditions and housing policy framework

Chapter II

Institutional framework

Chapter III

Land administration and land management

Chapter IV

Housing conditions and new housing construction

Chapter V

Financial framework

Chapter VI

Recommendations

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/157 (English) PDF

Lithuania

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Lithuania (2000)

Contents

Preface

Conclusions and recommendations

Country Profile graph

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new housing construction

Chapter III

Financial framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Institutional framework

Annexes

Full report ECE/HBP/117 (English)

Poland

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Poland (1998)

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Conclusions and recommendations

Country Profile graph

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector transition

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and housing development

Chapter III

Housing economics and affordability

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Institutional framework

Annex

Full report ECE/HBP/107 (English)

Republic of Moldova

Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management: Republic of Moldova (2015)

Contents

Executive summary

Introduction

PART I  

LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR HOUSING, URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

PART II

HOUSING SECTOR

Chapter I

Existing housing stock, condition, maintenance and management

Chapter II

Policy and financial framework for housing

PART III

SPATIAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

PART IV

LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT; REAL ESTATE MARKETS

Chapter I

Land administration and management

Chapter II

Real estate markets

RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEXES

REFERENCES

Full report ECE/HBP/181 English              

Full report ECE/HBP/181 Russian


Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Republic of Moldova (2002)

Contents

Preface

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new housing construction

Chapter III

Institutional framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Financial framework

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/125 English

Romania

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Romania (2001)

Contents

Preface

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector

Chapter II

Housing stock and construction

Chapter III

Institutional framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Financial framework

Summary and recommendations

Annex

Full report ECE/HBP/124 (English)

In October 2002 a roundtable discussion to follow-up the country profile was initiated by the Government of Romania. The roundtable brought together once again all the parties which were involved in the country profile. The aim of the round table discussion was to assess the developments in the Romanian housing sector since the international expert team visited Romania in 2000, to evaluate the implementation of the recommendations given by the experts, to discuss future strategies for the Romanian housing sector and to assess the significance of the country profile for Romania’s housing policy.

The main findings of the roundtable discussion are summarized in the report of the Bucharest roundtable.

Russian Federation

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Russian Federation (2004)

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Conclusions and Recommendations

Part I

FRAMEWORK FOR THE HOUSING SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Chapter I

The Socio-economic framework

Chapter II

Housing Reform

Chapter III

The Housing Stock

Chapter IV

Institutional framework

Chapter V

Legal framework

Chapter VI

Financial Framework

Part II

CURRENT SITUATION, GOALS AND CHALLENGES IN PARTICULAR AREAS OF THE HOUSING SECTOR REFORM

Chapter VII

Management and operation of the existing housing stock

Chapter VIII

Utility services

Chapter IX

Social housing

Chapter X

New construction and urban planning

Chapter XI

Land management and real property market development

Bibliography

Full Report ECE/HBP/131 (English) PDF

Full Report ECE/HBP/131 (Russian) PDF

Serbia and Montenegro

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Serbia and Montenegro (2006)

Contents

Chapter I

The socio-economic framework for the development of the housing sector

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new construction

Chapter III

Institutional framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework for housing

Chapter V

Financial framework

Chapter VI

Social housing

Chapter VII

Land administration and housing market development

Chapter VIII

Conclusions and recommendations

Bibliography

Full Report ECE/HBP/139 English

Slovakia

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Slovakia (1999)

Contents

Preface

Conclusions and recommendations

Country Profile graphs

Chapter I

Framework for the housing sector

Chapter II

Existing housing stock and new housing construction

Chapter III

Financial framework

Chapter IV

Legal framework

Chapter V

Institutional framework

Annex

Full report ECE/HBP/111 (English)

Tajikistan

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Tajikistan (2011)

Contents

Executive summary

Chapter I

Socio-economic conditions and housing policy framework

Chapter II

Housing conditions, housing construction and public utilities

Chapter III

Housing financial and legal framework

Chapter IV

Urban planning and development

Chapter V

Land administration

Chapter VI

Recommendations

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/163 (English)

Full report ECE/HBP/163 (Russian)

Ukraine

Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management: Ukraine (2013)

Contents

Executive summary

PART I  HOUSING SECTOR

Chapter I

Legal, Institutional and Policy Framework for Housing

Chapter II

Housing conditions

Chapter III

Housing allocation, needs, demand and supply

PART II  SPATIAL PLANNING AND LAND MANAGEMENT

Chapter IV

Spatial planning and urban development

Chapter V

Land management and registration system

PART III  FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE HOUSING AND LAND SECTORS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Bibliography

Full report ECE/HBP/176 (English)

Full report ECE/HBP/176 (Russian)