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Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2118
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Poverty Assessment
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World Bank
dc.date.accessioned
2019-12-09T17:40:53Z
dc.date.available
2019-12-09T17:40:53Z
dc.date.issued
2019-06
dc.date.lastModified
2020-10-28T10:03:50Z
dc.description.abstract
In 2015, a large share of Egypt's population was either poor (27.8 percent) or not poor but vulnerable to falling into poverty (an additional 28.7percent); most of the poor and vulnerable lived in the governorates of Upper Egypt. Clearly the country faces a challenge, but it also has the knowledge to craft solutions. Egypt's recent reforms have started to address some of the country’s economic sustainability challenges. Targeted social protection programs must continue to be an essential element of poverty reduction policy. Looking ahead, this report calls attention to the fact that re-orienting education investments towards more effective learning that raises people's employability and productivity and putting in place policies that encourage job creation will be key to sustained poverty reduction. Revitalizing education and job creation will be important for maximizing the poverty-reducing potential of the economic reform program. One of the hallmarks of healthy economies is a substantial middle class, a group often thought to be an engine of economic growth. In Egypt, a notable share of the population, close to 30 percent, can be considered middle class. Compared to the poor and vulnerable, the middle class has higher education, more assets, and better connectivity to basic services and spends a relatively large share of income on education and health. It is clearly a goal in developing countries to enlarge the middle class in order to strengthen the overall economy.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/351121575640799887/Understanding-Poverty-and-Inequality-in-Egypt
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32812
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
LABOR MARKET
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VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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INEQUALITY
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VULNERABILITY
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GENDER
dc.title
Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt
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Report
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okr.crossref.title
Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt
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2019-12-06
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Poverty Assessment
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/351121575640799887/Understanding-Poverty-and-Inequality-in-Egypt
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yes
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090224b0873c2ea3_1_0
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31617002
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144189
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/351121575640799887/pdf/Understanding-Poverty-and-Inequality-in-Egypt.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.country
Egypt, Arab Republic of
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Employment and Shared Growth
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Lines
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Social Protections and Labor :: Employment and Unemployment
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
okr.unit
EFI-MNA-POV-Poverty and Equity (EMNPV)

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