Policy Options for Incremental Housing: Report on a Practice Workshop and Round Table Policy Discussion

May 2012
Two recent longitudinal field studies of incremental housing were financed by the IDB. The studies' findings describe the building strategies of households over time and compare settlement types to reach conclusions. El Salvador's 40 years of experience with incremental housing is a particularly important and rich laboratory, which offers a valuable opportunity for international housing practitioners to see firsthand the many facets and lessons in conjunction with the study results. IDB therefore organized a workshop in San Salvador during November of 2011 to discuss results in the field and exchange ideas with local practitioners and policymakers on how programs can form part of national housing policy.