Towards an Effective Partnership Policy for Improving Urban Low-Income Housing Provision in Nigeria: New Institutional Economics Perspective

Taiwo Gbadegesin

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    Abstract

    Recent critique against the past urban housing provision strategies in Nigeria was that the low-income groups are marginalised. It then led to the adoption of public private partnership (PPP) initiative with a view to pursuing the broad goal of housing-for-all in Nigeria. Most recent studies have however criticised the effectiveness of the existing PPP practice in the housing provision structure without providing a pragmatic suggestion towards an effective framework for improvement. It thus raised the question; what are the main causes of ineffectiveness of existing PPP in housing provision and how can an effective PPP policy framework for urban low-income housing be achieved in Nigeria? This study utilised the concepts of new institutional economics (NIE) - a theoretical and methodological underpinning for multi-actors’ policy matters. Using qualitative data from structured interview and credible literature sources, findings indicate that uncertainties in land accessibility, high transaction costs and the developers’ high profit agenda, are the major causes of PPP ineffectiveness for housing provision, which are also attributed to lack of a specific PPP policy that recognises all income groups and their roles on housing provision. End-users suggested that government could have a negotiation with land owners and building materials dealers to address the housing problem. In conclusion, it is established in this study that adoption of all-inclusive conceptual approach described within the context of NIE thought can facilitate an effective planning for urban low-income housing in Nigeria.
    KEYWORDS: Cities, Low-income-housing, NIE, Nigeria, PPP.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number14
    Pages (from-to)124-150
    Number of pages28
    JournalInternational Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • NIE
    • Low-income-housing
    • Cities
    • Nigeria
    • PPP

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