It was agreed to hold a social debate based on the plan drafted by representatives of the Dialog Administration Committee in recognition of the importance of discussion in creating a genuine social consensus for the law.
Programs: Economic and Social Justice
The Egyptian government has failed to adopt policies to support the poor’s right to adequate housing as per Article 78 of the Egyptian constitution, an analysis of FY 2014/2015’s budget has revealed.
According to a recent analysis of the state housing policies issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, more than EGP 34 billion in public funds, as well as billions more in private funds, were spent on the "National Housing Program”
The undersigned organizations have followed the Prime Minister’s decree No. 1063 for the year 2014, issued last month, which obligates all hospitals, public or private, to provide emergency and trauma patients with free treatment for up to 48 hours.
The political administration reduced the budget deficit to under 10% using controversial economic measures without taking the necessary measures to protect the poor from the inevitable resulting inflation and increase in prices.
The undersigned organizations welcome the World Bank’s move to open up a dialogue on its policies, and were especially pleased that the talks were held with organizations and experts in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria and Aswan, rather than simply the capital
EIPR has issued a study titled, “Revisiting the Growth-Poverty Nexus in Egypt, with Reference to the World Bank Country Partnership Strategies.”