Lifting Subsidy & the Question of Social Justice in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas

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In 2014, Egypt started execution of a plan to remove subsidies on energy sources, targeting achievement of savings that assumingly would be directed to supporting the poor and marginalized classes, as a substitute of commodity subsidies, which many studies indicated that they used to go to undeserving persons.

This paper attempts to review these savings since the government announced its plan to lift subsidies, according to the general budget data, in order to find out how these savings were spent. In this context, the study covers the years 2014-2019. The paper attempts to answer these questions 

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