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Reading Room- Egypt



Read and download the latest World Bank reports on Egypt and the Middle East & North Africa for free. Featured studies include development topics such as education, health, jobs, and more.

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A Roadmap to Achieve Social Justice in Health Care in Egypt

This paper lays out a roadmap to achieve social justice in healthcare by prioritizing areas related to service delivery, financial protection, and quality of care. The aim is to assist the Government of Egypt in realizing the principle of social justice in the provision of healthcare.

 

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Egypt Economic Monitor


The Egypt Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Egypt. It places them in a longer-term and global context, and assesses the implications of these developments and other changes in policy on the outlook for Egypt, especially in the context of the recent political changes in the country.

 

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Early Childhood Development in Egypt

Children in Egypt encounter high levels of inequality in terms of their chances of healthy development, based on factors beyond their control. There are substantial differences in the opportunities children have in terms of healthy development in their early years and in accumulating human capital. Early childhood is  when cycles of poverty and inequality are transmitted across generations.

 

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My Childhood, My Future: Early Childhood Development in the Arab World

This report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the state of early childhood development in the Middle East and North Africa. The report shows that deficits before, during, and after birth tend to be irreversible and perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality.

 

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MENA Economic Monitor

The MENA Economic Monitor supplements the World Bank’s Bi-annual MENA Quarterly Economic Brief and presents the short term, macroeconomic outlook and economic challenges facing the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.

 

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Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa

This report examines the role of trust, incentives, and engagement as critical determinants of service delivery performance in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Focusing on education and health, the report illustrates how the weak external and internal accountability relationships prevalent in the MENA political and administrative spheres undermine incentives toward policy implementation and performance, and how such a cycle of poor performance can be counteracted.

 

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Jobs or Privileges: Unleashing the Employment Potential of the Middle East and North Africa

This report argues that Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation.

 

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Accelerating High-Speed Internet Access in the Arab World

This report highlights the need to foster competitive behavior among service providers to bring down prices and stimulate the demand for value-added services to drive future broadband development. 

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2015