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Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt : Background Papers (English)

The previous decade in Egypt was marked by major internal and external shocks that have surely had severe implications for the evolution of the population’s welfare. ... See More +

Report 144188 JUN 01, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Fayez,Rana Nayer Safwat; Ghaly,Mariam Sherif Raouf Shaf; Chun,Natalie Lea; Wiebelt,Manfred; Sinha,Nistha; Armanious,Dina; Breisinger,Clemens; Mukashov,Askar; El-Laithy,Heba Farida A. F. Disclosed

Equality of opportunity for children in Egypt, 2000-2009 : achievements and challenges (English)

This paper provides relevant indicators and measurements useful for public policies seeking the expansion of equitable human development opportunities for Egyptian children and youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6159 AUG 01, 2012

Velez, Carlos E.; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; El-Laithy, Heba Disclosed

Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)

This paper presents a detailed picture of how sustained growth in Egypt over 2005-2008 affected different groups both above and below the poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5589 MAR 01, 2011

Marotta, Daniela; Yemtsov, Ruslan; El-Laithy, Heba; Abou-Ali, Hala; Al-Shawarby, Sherine Disclosed

Evaluating the impact of Egyptian social fund for development programs (English)

The Egyptian Social Fund for Development was established in 1991 with a mandate to reduce poverty. Since its inception, it has disbursed about $2.5 billion, of which nearly two-fifths was devoted to supporting microcredit and financing community development and infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4993 JUL 01, 2009

Abou-Ali, Hala; El-Azony, Hesham; El-Laithy, Heba; Haughton, Jonathan; Khandker, Shahidur R. Disclosed

Poverty and economic growth in Egypt, 1995-2000 (English)

After a decade of slow economic growth Egypt's rate of growth recovered in the late 1990s, averaging more than five percent a year. But the effect of this growth on poverty patterns has not been systematically examined using consistent, comparable household datasets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3068 JUN 30, 2003

El-Laithy, Heba; Lokshin, Michael; Banerji, Arup