Policy Briefs

Strengthening the Capacity of the Egyptian Parliament in Legislation and Oversight of WTO and Other Trade Agreements

Publication Number: Report

May, 2007

Author : Dr. Hanaa Kheir El Din; Dr. Magda Shahin; Dr. Omneia Helmy; Dr. Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim

Type : Policy Briefs

The objective of this research project is to update Egypt’s parliamentarians with recent developments in international trade and their economic and welfare implications. In particular, it covers four main issues: regional trade agreements; the Doha Development Round; trade and poverty reduction; and liberalization of trade in services. The four policy briefs conducted under this project were undertaken by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, and funded by United Nations Development Programme in the context of a program of collaboration between the Egyptian People’s Assembly and the United Nations Development Programme.