Resolving Egypt’s Housing Crisis Crucial to Long-Term Stability

Source: Middle East Institute
Author(s): Achment Gonim, Hossam Abougabal

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With a population growing at a rate of approximately 2 percent per year, Egypt is faced with an urbanization crisis, as many of its cities find themselves increasingly overcrowded. Egypt’s housing crisis affects millions across the country, and, if the Sisi government is looking to further consolidate its power, it must ensure that it maintains the support of the country’s poor urban communities, which have historically revolted against worsening living conditions. Thus, it is no surprise that the Sisi government highlighted housing and urbanization as central to their agenda in mid-2015 during the Egypt Economic Development Conference (E.E.D.C.) held in Sharm el-Sheikh….

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