Socio-economic Development

Ensuring equitable access to public services and protecting the most vulnerable in society has been a long-standing commitment of FES worldwide and in Egypt. Furthermore, it’s a cornerstone in achieving social and political stability of the country.

Our Projects in Egypt:

In this field of work, FES Egypt, along with our local partner organizations, has covered a wide range of topics that promote social and gender justice.

  • Social protection: In this field, FES engages and complements government efforts to set a social protection floor for all Egyptian citizens.  
  • Health care and education: FES advances strategies for a socially just provision of health and public education services.
  • Unemployment: FES works on strengthening programs that promote active labor market policies for marginalized groups, such as youth and women. Moreover, FES tries to encourage alternative employment models, while understanding the recent trends in the Egyptian labor market.
  • Gender equality: FES advocates to advance women´s economic empowerment and ensure their participation in all aspects of public life.

Our Partners:

FES Egypt has been working closely with the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the International Labor Organization to set a social protection floor in Egypt and reform Egypt’s social security system.

FES Egypt has been working closely with the Egyptian Medical Students´ Association (EMSA) and Shamseya to improve the quality of public hospitals in Egypt. This includes addressing gender and geographical discrepancies of accessing health care in Egypt.

FES Egypt has been working with various research institutions such as Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) and Alternative Policy Solution (APS) at AUC to produce knowledge and policy papers in areas related to youth unemployment, social protection and challenges of digital economy.

FES Egypt has been working with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) to produce knowledge and policy papers in relation to social protection and women in public policy making.

FES Egypt collaborates with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) to promote sustainable development in the private sector. We organize capacity building workshops addressing decent work agenda, energy efficiency, renewable energy management.

FES Egypt collaborates with Women Development Forum (WDF) to promote cooperatives as an alternative employment model especially for women. Together, we have trained grassroots NGOs in Cairo and Giza governorate to set up cooperatives and encourage women groups to be part of these cooperatives.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Egypt Office

4, El Saleh Ayoub Street
11211 Zamalek
Cairo - Egypt

002 02 27371656-8
002 02 27371659

fes.egypt(at)fes.de

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