Egypt continues a process of political transition. Following President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February 2011, free parliamentary and presidential elections were held and Mohammed Morsi became president with almost 52% of the vote. A newly drafted constitution was confirmed in a referendum in December 2012. In June 2013, mass demonstrations against President Morsi erupted.
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World Bank MENA Vice President & Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity signed the project to provide income support & expand social inclusion to families with young children, elderly, & persons with severe disabilities. Read More »
About 320 kilometers south of Cairo, Egyptian psychiatrist and Egyptologist has chosen a small village in Upper Egypt as the site for her project, “New Hermopolis”. She hopes to put something back by highlighting aspects of Egypt’s rich heritage to help stimulate the local economy.Read More »
Egypt needs about 300,000 new homes a year. Relatively little building, houses left empty, and low incomes have led to informal housing. The new US$500 million Inclusive Housing Finance Program will improve access to home ownership and rental property for low-income households. More than 3.6 million people should benefit, including 1.6 million people living below the Household Poverty Line.Read More »