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Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction under Mubarak's Program

Discussion Papers


by YAMADA Toshikazu
March 2008


This paper describes and analyzes the major features of economic development and poverty reduction in Egypt during its transition to a market Economy.
It focuses on the changes in the situation of poverty and economic policies pursued as remedies by the government of Egypt and the ruling NDP.
Sustainable development and poverty reduction is the core of the President Mubarak’s election campaign for his fifth term for the presidency.
We attempt to explain the obstacles encountered by the Egyptian economy in terms of adjustments and general economic arguments on poverty. Finally, we refer to the necessity for enhanced accountability in the society to accomplish the goal.

Keywords: Egypt, Transition, Poverty Reduction, Mubarak's Program, EHDR
JEL classification: O11, P26, I38

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