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Housing versus Habitat. Ricardo Hausmann, September 26, 2013, Opinion. "Peter Drucker, the influential management guru, famously said, 'What does not get measured, does not get done.' He might have added that what gets measured poorly gets done poorly. Consider low-income housing. Most developing countries, and many rich ones, define their housing deficit according to the number of families living in units deemed socially unacceptable. But what is meant by unacceptable varies greatly from country to country. Piped water, sewerage, and electricity are seen as essential in the Americas, but not in India..." Link