Egypt Enterprise Sector Problems The Case of Iron & Steel Co (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Dalia El-Agami Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-enterprise-sector-problems-the-case-of-iron-steel-co-1/ The Egyptian Public Enterprise Sector companies have been facing many problems that led to reducing the profitability of some companies, and turning others from profit-making companies into losing, faltering, and severely...

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Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Bruce Riedel and Katherine Harvey Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/07/02/egypt-iraq-and-jordan-a-new-partnership-30-years-in-the-making/ In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated Middle East watchers. Iraq’s new role as a Saudi-Iran intermediary comes as the Saudis have...

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The Second Filling of the GERD Reservoir

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/second-filling-gerd-reservoir The conflict between Egypt and Sudan on one side and Ethiopia on the other has been simmering for ten years, since Ethiopia started construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile in 2011. The Blue Nile (or Abay River to Ethiopians)...

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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yaniv Cohen Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-has-a-water-problem-and-no-its-not-only-the-gerd/ The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The...

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Egypt: all the risks of the al-Sisi regime

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-tutti-i-rischi-del-regime-di-al-sisi-30475 Increasingly afflicted by a heavy economic situation, the Egypt of President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi is committed to addressing the heavy social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic while on...

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Egypt-Turkey talks are a start, but it’s what comes next that matters

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-emboldened-afghan-taliban-ramps-its-attacks#mabrouk For a much-hyped event, the Egypt-Turkey talks that concluded in Cairo last Thursday, the first high-level talks since 2013, produced a distinctly circumspect little statement. Released jointly by both countries...

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Egypt: Engineering Authority & Domination of ‘National Projects’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-engineering-authority-domination-of-national-projects/ The role of the Egyptian armed forces in public affairs has remarkably increased since the overthrow of late President Mohamed Morsi, where such role is in no way the same as it had been before the January revolution. Since then...

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Egypt’s Health Insurance: Legislative & Institutional Structure

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-health-insurance-legislative-institutional-structure/ Before the 2013 coup, various laws had affiliated all medical treatment authorities, councils, and institutions to the Ministry of Health ; stressing dominance and mandate of the ministry over all medical and therapeutic terms of...

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No sticks, just carrots: a negative income tax for Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ahmed Rashad Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2021/03/29/no-sticks-just-carrots-negative-income-tax-egypt/ Egypt’s government has provided cash assistance to vulnerable workers during the Covid-19 crisis. As this column explains, there is an opportunity to transform this temporary policy into a rules-based fiscal stimulus or automatic...

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Egypt: The Pandemic Experience in a Time of Reform

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohamed Gad Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-pandemic-experience-time-reform Egypt announced its first COVID-19 fatality on March 8, 2020,[1] a few months after concluding a “reform” program supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan it had obtained in 2016.[2] The pandemic thus posed the first test for the...

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Egypt should go green by putting a price on carbon

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Deborah Lehr Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-should-go-green-putting-price-carbon It is time for Egypt to put a price on carbon. While Cairo has taken small steps toward developing a sustainability plan, it needs a bold idea to stop rising carbon emissions. Establishing a carbon exchange — or putting a price on carbon — would be...

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