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What is required to achieve sustainable development in Egypt?

Egypt adopted in 2015 the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030, but the question remains what the actual requirements are to achieve sustainable development. For his part, the former head of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Assem Ragab, called for the need to provide indicators to measure the sustainable development plan adopted …

Nihal Samir

The misconception of sustainable development in Egypt

In order to be able to discuss sustainable development in Egypt, we must first be in agreement as to what sustainable development means. The scientific and international concept of sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the current needs of humans without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

New annual study to measure progress in sustainable development: CAPMAS

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) will publish a new study every February to measure the government’s progress in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), president of the agency Abou Bakr El-Gendy announced. MDGs are part of the development agenda supported by United Nations. El-Gendy said these focus …

Hisham Salah

What should the World Bank do?

By José Antonio Ocampo NEW YORK: I have been honored by World Bank directors representing developing countries and Russia to be selected as one of two developing-country candidates to become the Bank’s next president. So I want to make known to the global community the principles that will guide my actions if I am elected — …

DNE

The sustainability mindset

By  Michael Spence MILAN: Markets and capitalist incentives have great strengths in promoting economic efficiency, growth, and innovation. And, as Ben Friedman of Harvard University argued persuasively in his 2006 book “The Moral Consequences of Growth”, economic growth is good for open and democratic societies. But markets and capitalist incentives have clear weaknesses in ensuring stability, …

DNE

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