Conferences and Workshops

Economic Reform and Social Justice in Egypt: Lessons from the German Experience

Date : 9/13/2011

Speakers : Multiple Speakers

Despite high real economic growth rates over the past decade, Egypt was hard hit by the political and social upheaval that broke out on January 25, 2011. Social inequality and inadequate human development alongside lack of political reforms were among the key factors that led to the outbreak of the Revolution.Against this backdrop, this workshop drew on the German experience in economic liberalization, coupled with social justice, aiming to propose a forward-looking strategy for economic policies in Egypt. The purpose was to strike a balance between tackling short term challenges that have contributed to the social discontent and to drive economic reforms towards securing sustainable inclusive growth for the Egyptian economy over the medium term.