Roundtable Discussions

Indecisiveness of Public Officials: The Problem and Solutions

Date : 2/20/2018

Speakers : Dr. Reda Farahat, Former Governor, Alexandria Governorate & Ms. Mona Zulficar, Founding Partner and Chair of Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Bureaucracy, corruption and policy unpredictability are among the most important impediments to doing business in Egypt, according to the Global Competitiveness Report. Worldwide Governance Indicators show that government performance is generally lower than the average in the Middle East and North Africa. Signs of Indecisiveness include the hesitance of officials to decide on disputes between state institutions and investors, lack of transparency and accountability in the state’s administrative body, as well as the complexity thereof and the power overlap among its units.