First Published in 2004. Housing policies and programmes tend to result from political expediency, rather than a rational and informed analysis of the situation and the demands of individual households for housing. Housing the Poor in the Developing World aims to show how methods of analysis can be used to improve efficacy and equity in housing projects and policies, with analysis designed for local circumstances. This book is aimed at satisfying the need to bring together methods of analysis from several disciplines which can be applied to housing. Each method is presented and illustrated with a case study to show how it can be used to inform housing policy in a wide range of countries in all parts of the developing world.