As North Africa’s biggest economy, one of the most engaged MENA countries in OECD committees and instruments and a historical co-chair of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development, the Egypt Country Programme is the outcome of a strong and long standing relationship between Egypt and the OECD.
This Country Programme will be a key source of information, practices and guidance for the successful design and implementation of structural reforms to address Egypt’s main economic challenges. It will also enable the country to move towards closer alignment with OECD standards and serve as guidance for the implementation of the recently revised sustainable development strategy Egypt Vision 2030. To that extent and in line with such priorities, the Country Programme will build on five pillars:
Pillar 1: Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Pillar 2: Innovation and digital transformation
Pillar 3: Governance and anti-corruption
Pillar 4: Statistics
Pillar 5: Sustainable development
Within these five pillars, the Programme foresees a list of 35 projects as well as a co-ordination function to ensure that the Country Programme is implemented and monitored effectively.
It will also support the regional work of the OECD in the MENA region such as the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development. As a key partner in this Initiative, Egypt can help disseminate and bring policy perspectives to and from the MENA region.
All pillars will have a strong focus on gender equality and the inclusion of women and young people in the economy and society, as well as on supporting the formalisation of SMEs.
Learn more about the Egypt Country Programme, the events that we host and participate in, and contact us with your questions: Carlos.Conde@oecd.org