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The government of Egypt has placed a strong emphasis on infrastructure development and construction as key engines of urban growth and financial stability in the years since the country embarked on an ambitious IMF-backed economic reform programme in 2016. Egypt’s road networks, power production capacity and rail infrastructure have expanded rapidly in recent years,...

While the Covid-19 pandemic put pressure on real estate sales after a partial lockdown in early 2020, the sector has demonstrated resilience over the medium term. According to the Aqarmap Egypt Index, in March 2020 real estate demand fell by a record 29.6% to 1936 points, the lowest level since the Egyptian pound was floated in 2016. However, by March 2021 demand had recovered...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Egypt 2022

The government of Egypt has placed a strong emphasis on construction as a key engine of urban growth since the ambitious IMF-backed economic reform programme in 2016. Much of the sector’s underlying demand is a result of the growing population which, in turn, has created a need to develop new cities such as the New Administrative Capital. Overall, such mega-projects look set to drive...

Located at the geographic centre of the MENA region, Egypt has a well-documented history that has seen it accumulate knowledge and wealth over millennia. Egypt proved resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic: it was the only country in the MENA region to record positive GDP growth in 2020. Its economy has been widely driven by the execution of Egypt Vision 2030. This plan notably aims to increase annual GDP to 12% in 2030.

Qatar is leveraging its resources to become a knowledge-based, diversified economy fuelled by a dynamic private sector. As such, the country is investing in strategic areas such as agriculture, services, and research and development to further move the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons and attract greater foreign direct investment.

As Africa’s largest gold miner and the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, Ghana has witnessed steady growth in recent years. While the country was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, it navigated the crisis better than many of its income-level peers, in large part thanks to measures aimed at boosting public revenue. Ghana aims to improve its fiscal deficit in 2022 to 7.4% of GDP.

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