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Egypt's Road Map to Social Justice

(Thursday, March 20, 2014)

While being a topic of considerable debate, social justice has been generally defined as the ability of citizens to realize their full potential in the society where they live in. There is a variety of approaches for a society to achieve social justice. Whether by reforming policies and institutions like education, health care, safety nets, industr
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ECES Annual Report 2012

(Thursday, November 28, 2013)

Over the course of 2012-2013, Egypt witnessed rapid and significant political developments with strong implications for the economy. Although this fast-changing environment poses severe challenges for long-term economic policy planning, the Center attempted to support reform efforts by offering advice on important policy issues, including investmen
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The Merits of a Value-Added Tax in Egypt

(Monday, November 18, 2013)

Applied in more than 150 countries around the world, the value added tax currently accounts for more than 20 percent of global tax revenues. With Egypt suffering a high budget deficit of 14 percent of GDP in 2012/2013 and significant tax arrears estimated at LE 74.5 billion at end-June 2013, introducing this tax in lieu of the sales tax could help
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Recent Publications
ECES e-Newsletter
This daily newsletter includes a press review compiled by ECES staff of the most relevant economic news in Egypt and worldwide. These reviews are presented mainly for informational purposes. The accur read more...

Business Barometer
This edition of the Business Barometer reports the results of a stratified sample of 474 public and private firms. The survey covers their assessment of economic growth and the results of their operat read more...

Transparency and Disclosure in the Stock Market
Transparency and disclosure in the stock market is an important prerequisite for the proper functioning of market forces. Absent or insufficient information may lead to responses that do not reflect read more...

Human Capital in Egypt: The Road to Sustainable Development
ECES, in collaboration with the American University in Cairo Press, published a volume entitled Human Capital in Egypt: The Road to Sustainable Development. Although Egypt has made significant progres read more...

 
 
ECES News
ECES: Replacing the General Sales Tax by Value Added Tax Helps Financing Deficit
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Value Added Taxes to Increase Revenues by LE 130 Billion
http://www.alwafd.org/%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%AF/574690-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8% read more...

ECES Holds a Roundtable Discussion on the Merits of Value Added Tax in Egypt
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Competitiveness through Quality Institutions
If Egypt is to restore its slipping competitiveness, it ought to undertake serious reform of its institutions, write Omneia Helmy and Iman Al-Ayouty. More than two years since the outbreak of the 2 read more...

Omneia Helmy Gives Interview to the Spanish El-Mundo
ECES Acting Executive Director and Director of Research Omneia Helmy gave an interview to the Spanish EL Mundo. The interview touched upon developments in the Egyptian economy and ways of overcoming t read more...

Dr. Omneia Helmy's Interview on the Egyptian economy to the Spanish El Pais
Dr. Omneia Helmy (ECES Acting Executive Director and Director of Research) gave an interview on the Egyptian economy to the Spanish newspaper ElPais.For more on this interview, see the link below: read more...