Roundtable Discussions

Private Sector's Access to Credit in Egypt: An Assessment Based on Survey Data

Date : 5/29/2006

Speakers : Khaled Abdel-Kader, Senior Economist, ECES; Omar Mohanna, ECES Treasurer; Salwa Al-Antari, the National Bank of Egypt

This roundtable discussion presented the results of a survey conducted by ECES of banks and firms regarding the credit market in Egypt. Specifically, it attempted to answer the following questions: 1. What is the extent of the slowdown of credit to the private sector?2. Why have banks been reluctant to provide finance?3. What can be done to improve private sector’s access to credit?