Iqtisadi: Hosni Mubarak’s Economic and Social Policies in Perspective

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies
Author(s): Moshe Efrat

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Four years after the revolution in Egypt it is clear that toppling Hosni Mubarak was not the real challenge, improving the nation’s ailing economy was the real test. One of the main challenges remains the inequality in the distribution of income and wealth in Egypt, but the policies of ʿAbd al-Fattah el-Sisi’s government may increase inequality. Hosni Mubarak’s legacy is generally considered to be one of economic growth, inequality in the distribution of income, political repression, and corruption. This description, although accurate, is too simple. His legacy also included a number of significant social policy initiatives that are reviewed here…

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