Sources: Officials delayed survey results showing Egyptians face highest poverty rate since 2000

Source: Madamasr

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The results of the biannual government survey of household income in Egypt announced yesterday show a 4.7% increase in poverty from the previous study, putting 32.5% of Egyptians below the poverty line — the country’s highest poverty rate in nearly two decades.

The statistical study, known as the Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey, is conducted every two years across all governorates, collecting data on the living conditions of a sample of nearly 26,000 families over a one-year period. Most importantly, the survey sheds light on poverty in Egypt. The results are used to determine the national poverty line, and the fieldwork assesses the living conditions of people who fall below that line.

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