Policy Viewpoints

Price Subsidy or Building Capacities in Egypt?

Publication Number: ECES-PVP21-A

July, 2008

Author : Omneia Helmy

Type : Policy Viewpoints

This edition of PVP attempts to answer the following questions:1. To what extent the current subsidy policy in Egypt achieves economic efficiency and social justice?2. What are the possible alternatives to develop the current subsidy policy?3. And what can be done to enhance the citizens' earning capacity to limit their reliance on subsidy?