A Measurement Model for Stakeholders’ Participation in Urban Housing Development for Lusaka: A Neo-Liberal Perspective

Sampa Chisumbe, Clinton Aigbavboa, Erastus Mwanaumo, Wellington Thwala

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Development of urban housing requires participation of various stakeholders, from the state, private sector, and community to the civil society organizations. Cognizant of that fact, this research sought to establish the measurement model for stakeholders’ participation in an urban housing development from the neo-liberal perspective. The study employed a quantitative approach, in which a structured questionnaire containing 25 indicator variables identified from literature was administered to a total of 214 respondents drawn from key institutions involved in housing development and planning in Lusaka, Zambia. Data collected were analyzed through exploratory factor analysis (EFA) as well as confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), with goodness-of-fit based on a two-index strategy used in determining model acceptability. Results revealed that stakeholders’ participation is defined by seven variables, namely: private sector participation in the provision of affordable housing finance; private sector participation through construction of rent-to-buy housing; private sector participation through partnering in the provision of basic services; community participation in the develop of housing programs; the state facilitating access to affordable housing finance; the state stimulating private sector involvement in affordable housing provision; non-governmental organizations participation by coordinating the communities. The study outlines roles of various actors in housing development from a developing country’s perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34
JournalUrban Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • housing
  • measurement
  • neoliberalism
  • participation
  • stakeholders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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