Planning for Egypt's Future using Evidence from Egypt's Census 2017 - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ministry of Planning – Economic Research Forum Policy Conference

Planning for Egypt’s Future using Evidence from Egypt’s Census 2017

Monday, 17 June 2019 – Cairo, Egypt

Ministry of Planning formed a group of experts to prepare policy papers studying and analyzing the Egypt Census 2017 results announced by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in September of the same year. The papers also discussed the impact of these results on different interconnected sectors as well as future trends.

The conference connects stakeholders in order to discuss comments and modifications on presented papers prior to their implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Attendees present suggestions that help form and execute the Economic, Social and Institutional Reform Plan within a suitable timeframe.

The Egypt Census 2017 is the largest and most updated database on the current status of the country’s population, buildings, units and housing conditions, and facilities on the national level and in all governorates.

This comes in line with the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform’s efforts in supporting policymakers in public and private sectors and in research centers with the objective of planning for Egypt’s future in order to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development on the economic, social, and environmental levels.

Most importantly, the effective planning and implementation of economic and social development require a regional, well-balanced allocation of economic activities and the provision of decent job opportunities and a better quality of life for Egyptians.

Follow the conference highlights and the key messages from speakers:

Research Fellows

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum


Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota