The book focuses on three main themes:
- overpopulation associated with low productivity, unemployment, persistent poverty and weak savings and investment capacity
- the post-1950 development strategies and their outcomes
- the institutional structures that are constraining economic and political progress.
Egypt in the Twenty First Century is a much needed investigation into the long-term economic reform and restructuring and examines the challenges ahead for the country. It provides authoritative analyses from a collection of respected academics and a wealth of new data. It will appeal to all those interested in the political economy of contemporary Egypt. agriculture, industry and political systems.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1: The level of Development at the Turn of the Century 2. Evaluating Development, 1980-1997 3. The Standard of Living Part 2: Evaluating Developmental Experience and Sectoral Performance 4. Developmental Strategies, 1950-2001; Progress and Challenges for the 21st century 5. Full Employment; The Challenge into the 21st century 6. Agriculture: An Assessment of Past Performance and the Task Ahead 7. Industrial Development; Progress and Challenges into the Future Part 3: People Participation and the Political System 8. An Evaluation of the Political System at the End of the Millennium 9. NGOs and the Development Challenges of the 21st Century 10. Conclusion
M. Riad El-Ghonemy is Senior Research Associate at the International Development Centre, University of Oxford, and Fellow in the Department of Economics, the American University in Cairo. He is also Emeritus Professor at Ein-Shams University, Cairo.