[CSH-CPR Workshop #Online] Ambiguities around the policy language of affordable housing in India (M. Khaire)
The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) & Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
are pleased to invite you to a Digital Urban Workshop (n°155)
(PhD candidate in Public Policy at Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay)
Ambiguities around the policy language of affordable housing in India
About the Talk:
Urban regions worldwide are grappling with policy problems related to housing affordability and the lack of affordable housing. In India, the house price to income (HPTI) ratio, already at double the normative standards before 2020, has further deteriorated during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last two decades, despite the persistent use of the term ‘affordable housing’ in the policy and media domains, the abstract and ambiguous nature of the concept of affordability has made it difficult to operationalise affordable housing policy. This talk will address the contestations around the term affordability and examine the current policy outcomes of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All (Urban) Mission (PMAY–U). The evidence suggests that the issue of urban housing affordability has been inadequately addressed in policy and required further deliberation and response.
About the Speaker:
Manav Khaire is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay. His research interests include housing, urbanization, and the financialization of social policy. He uses policy analysis methods such as comparative policy analysis and policy frame analysis, among others, to analyze urban policy issues. His current research focuses on the housing affordability issues in urban India and their implications on low-income households.
This is the hundred and fifty-five (155) in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Stéphanie Tawa Lama of CSH at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mukta Naik at email@example.com or Marie-Hélène Zerah at firstname.lastname@example.org