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To what extent will the global outbreak of Covid-19 affect Egypt’s economic progress?


The Egypt Vision 2030 strategy is more of a statement of broad economic intent than a precise roadmap. However, against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic and with government policy focused on short-term mitigation efforts, the document provides as a useful reminder of the nation’s long-term economic ambitions. Launched in 2016, the...


What are the key economic priorities following completion of the IMF-backed reform programme?


One of the world’s oldest civilisations, Egypt has long been central to the development of the MENA region, integrating ideas from the Greek and Roman empires and building an extensive international trade network. The latter forms an important part of Egypt’s development policy today. Even during challenging times, the country has increasingly...


Although the country’s constitution dates from 2014, Egypt has been a presidential republic since the overthrow of the Muhammed Ali dynasty in 1952. Prior to 2019 the president served an initial four-year term, which could then be followed by a second term. However, after a referendum in April of that year, the public voted in favour of...


Pandemics require the world to unite and act promptly to curb the spread of diseases and find vaccines. Vaccines must be available to everyone when they are developed, because protecting humanity against such health threats is the responsibility of the world as a whole. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Egypt has provided assistance...

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