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Decent homes can be built at a cost that is attainable for people on low incomes whilst being commercially viable for developers and investors, say Dr Andrew Jones and Donovan Storey.
Femi Adewole looks at how collaboration between the public and private sector is helping to unlock delivery constraints for large-scale housing programmes in Nigeria.
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