Roundtable Discussions

The Efficiency and Equity of the Subsidy Policy in Egypt

Date : 6/30/2005

Speakers : Omneia Helmy, ECES; Othman M. Othman, Minister of Planning; Mohamed Taymour, ECES Vice Chairman

This roundtable discussion attempted to answer the following questions: 1- To what extent does the current subsidy policy achieve the two objectives of efficiency and equity? 2- What are the possible alternatives to achieve these objectives more effectively in light of international experience?3- And what are the alternatives most appropriate for Egypt?