Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) - Egypt, 2020-2025

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The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Goal for its 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) is “A More Inclusive and Globally Competitive Economy for the Benefit of all Egyptians.” This ambitious goal supports Egypt by focusing on three interconnected priorities for deep-rooted and transformational change. The theory of change for this CDCS posits that when more Egyptians have the capacity and opportunity to contribute to the economy, the economy will grow. Where there are opportunities to directly support Government of Egypt (GOE) policies, systems, and institutions to increase economic participation, USAID will provide targeted technical assistance to strengthen GOE-led reform processes. The GOE’s institutional reform efforts must be supported with technical capacity building to improve the effectiveness and accountability of its public sector (Development Objective 1, or DO1). Equally important to achieving the Mission’s Goal is that social equity must be promoted by improving access to and quality of essential basic services to ensure that underrepresented and marginalized individuals and communities are able to be healthy, educated, empowered, and contribute to Egypt’s economy (DO2). Concurrent to these investments, economic development must be supported through initiatives that focus on the business enabling environment, strategically selected value chains, and linking individuals, particularly women and youth, to improved economic opportunities (DO3).

The GOE has released its Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030 that outlines Egypt’s development path and acts as a catalyst to continue to drive social and economic development. The SDS Vision 2030 serves as an umbrella for a number of other GOE strategies.1 To support and incentivize this commitment, USAID will partner with the GOE and engage with other stakeholders to operationalize this reform agenda and to ensure that progress is sustainable and equitably distributed among Egyptians. Central to this CDCS is a focus on increasing the participation of women in the economy. To stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty, several GOE strategies outline approaches for decreasing barriers to women’s labor force participation. The GOE is committed to women’s social and economic inclusion, and this CDCS also reinforces Egypt’s National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women 2030.

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Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:30pm

Last updated: April 28, 2021