The Rental Housing Lab Series has been jointly organised by the Centre for Policy Research, GIZ, Cities Alliance, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Habitat for Humanity International, HUDCO’s HSMI and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Labs have been curated as a platform to deepen the rental housing policy dialogue; restructure, influence and operationalise the policy, legislation and regulation at the national and state levels. The Labs intend to examine the market mechanisms and enabling ecosystem needed to deliver private, formal or informal housing to the poor and migrant workers in cities. The Labs seek to provide a platform for discussing the experiences of the governments, researchers, academicians and practitioners on inclusive and affordable urban housing strategies.