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The ADP Blog is an open platform for practitioners and researchers working on development issues in Arab countries. The ADP welcomes blogs in Arabic, English and French.
 
Interested contributors are encouraged to submit their blog entries (word format, up to 700 words) by e-mail ADPblogs@arabdevelopmentportal.com, mentioning/including the following:
 

1Title of the blog

2Name of the author

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4Photos (if any – up to 500KB)

5Translated version of your blog (if available)

 

Please note that we reserve the right to introduce minimal edits to the submitted article to enhance the clarity of the text. Major edits will be shared with the contributors ahead of publishing.
  • Egypt's Fiscal Policy

    Wafik Grais, 17 Feb 2015  |  0 Comments
    Fiscal policy reform in Egypt is crucial for several reasons—improving the social protection framework, including the subsidy system's efficiency, ensuring better coordination with monetary policy, and fostering economic growth. Yet reform is difficult due to political dynamics, high poverty levels,[1] strong reliance on social safety net subsidies, and a weak information database on subsidy targeting.   Fiscal policy underwent major changes from 1991 to 2013. The 1991 adoption of the Economic Reform and Structural Adjustment Program[2] led the government to adopt more...Read More
  • Achieving Macroeconomic Stability in Egypt: Overcoming Structural Impediments

    Wafik Grais, 17 Feb 2015  |  0 Comments
    Since the mid-2000s, Egypt's macroeconomic policies have failed to achieve sustainable  macroeconomic balances, partly because of  structural features. The subsidy system, bloated civil service, and debt servicing constrained the authorities’ ability to tackle the fiscal deficit. The inefficient food subsidy system added to fiscal woes. Total subsidies increased from significantly between 2007/08 and 2011/12. However, shares in GDP of total public spending, the budget deficit, and subsidies declined over the same period (MOF 2013a).   Since 2005, fuel subsidies...Read More
  • Egypt Subsidies: Need of Reforms

    Ahmed Ghoneim [aghoneim@gmx.de], 17 Feb 2015  |  0 Comments
    Subsidies are a core pillar of Egypt's socioeconomic system and an integral part of the historical social safety net. Total subsidies increased from LE 84.2 billion to more than LE 134.96 billion between 2007/2008 and 2011/2012, representing respectively 29.8 per cent and 28.7 per cent of the total public spending. By 2011/2012, subsidies represented 8.8 per cent and 81 per cent of GDP and the budget deficit respectively. (MOF 2013).   The majority of the subsidies—on average 75 percent of all subsidies provided—go to fuel. In absolute terms, it is more than the amount of...Read More

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