Economy
IMF loan in hand, where will the promised LE25 bn in social spending be allocated?
Osman El Sharnoubi | Experts warn nominal increases in social spending will not ease financial woes
Egypt’s poor are bearing the brunt of electricity price hikes: EIPR
EIPR says low-income families have seen electricity prices increase by up to 167 percent since 2012.
Report: World Bank policies in Egypt may exacerbate climate change
Jano Charbel | World Bank policies are increasing carbon emissions in Egypt, exacerbating risk for the most vulnerable
Financial support to the poor: Does it really work?
Beesan Kassab | Question marks around two government funds' ability to alleviate poverty with current austerity measures
The We Want to Live campaign: Impoverishment is a political choice
Osman El Sharnoubi | How does this new grassroots campaign aim to pursue social justice for Egyptians?
Analysts: Population control will not solve Egypt’s increasing poverty rate
Osman El Sharnoubi | In a speech at the Police Academy last week on the 6th anniversary of the 2011 revolution, President
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IMF releases staff agreement on Egypt loan, mission chief commends economic program’s progress
IMF mission chief for Egypt Chris Jarvis commended Egypt in a video briefing aired Wednesday, alongside
Parliament raises income tax exemption limit
Egypt's Parliament unanimously approved a proposal to raise the income tax exemption limit from LE13,500
 
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