A Meta-Impact Evaluation of Social Housing Programs: The Chilean Case

Aug 2007
This paper presents the findings of a meta-evaluation of Chile's Social Housing Programs since the country's return to democracy in 1990. Chile's housing policy and the specific programs embedded in it represent an interesting case study. The country's housing policy and programs are one of the most copied amongst the Chilean policies. The home-grown policy was and is considered a vanguard way of approaching housing problems. Hence, many countries in Latin America either directly or indirectly through technical advice from the multilaterals have imported the Chilean housing policy model. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive evaluation in the sense of an impact evaluation that systematically compares and contrasts all of the Chilean housing programs.