Special Feature: Q&A with Ayman Ismail "Entrepreneurship in Egypt: A growing ecosystem despite challenges"

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With Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, Chief Economist

This month, we conducted our Special Feature dialogue with Ayman Ismail, Chairman of Endeavor Egypt.

We share some of Ayman's highlights here:

  • Tough regulations, access to capital and finding talented labour represent the main challenges to entrepreneurship in Egypt.
  • The government’s inability to provide enough jobs for the young population makes entrepreneurship a necessary tool to harness Egypt’s economic potential. 
  • Progress to support entrepreneurs has been made by the government’s educational reform programme as well as the financial efforts taken by the Central Bank.

Every quarter, Arabia Monitor publishes a Special Feature dialogue with regional leaders including central bank governors, ministers and executives.

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