Egypt: Awaiting trickle-down

Country Views
Egypt: Awaiting trickle-down
  • Egypt’s economic growth outlook remains favourable, but sustained reform implementation will be critical if the benefits are to trickle down to the average citizen.
  • Challenges include lower than average FDI, a private sector under pressure, high government debt and delayed privatisation.
  • Security challenges also remain, as poverty rates have soared, and unemployment remains high although it has started to decrease.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Analyst

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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