Egypt

Middle East & North Africa

Algeria – CIPE Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Abdulwahab Alkebsi and Program Officer for North Africa Pamela Beecroft joined CIPE partner CARE (Cercle d’action et de réflexion autour de l’entreprise) to facilitate the first meeting of a private sector taskforce. The Taskforce and CARE will work to implement a national business agenda (NBA) process in Algeria, building a diverse coalition across sectors that will identify specific reforms to improve Algeria’s economy.

Middle East and North Africa Weekly Updates

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Middle East and North Africa Weekly Updates

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

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450 Afghan private sector representatives attend meeting in Herat to launch development of a Provincial Business Agenda; CIPE undertakes new business advocacy project in Georgia; CIPE partner bolsters the role of the private sector in formal discussions of legislative priorities in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa Weekly Update

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Weekly Report: Middle East and North Africa

Egypt – The Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA) held a two-day roundtable in the Beni Suef governorate to discuss laws that limit small businesses and commercial and industrial licensing. The roundtable was part of FEDA's current effort to propose legislative revisions to laws hampering the growth of SMEs.

Weekly Report: Multiregional

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CIPE hosts workshop on private sector participation in elections in Nigeria; CIPE-supported advocacy efforts achieve results in Ukraine; youth entrepreneurship group in Egypt hosts seminar to develop policy recommendations on education

Weekly Report: Middle East and North Africa

Egypt – Staff from CIPE’s Egypt office and partner the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) participated in social media training in advance of CIPE and ECES’s “What If” project. “What If” aims to facilitate evidence-based debate on business and economic issues in Egypt. The project is centered on the dissemination, through social media, of economic facts and figures in a concise, timely and digestible daily release for the media and general public.

Weekly Update: Global

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CIPE begins initiative to address property rights violations in Burma; CIPE and the Society for International Development (SID)-Washington host discussion on a new strategy for civil society development in Africa; CIPE partner facilitates public-private dialogue on laws governing the business environment in Egypt.

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