The National Programme of Action for Children and Women in Egypt

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series 12

  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Luginbuhl, Nicolas;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 44
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 170U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The Egyptian government’s approach to internal development issues had traditionally been very much the product of a ‘top-down’ way of thinking. It was widely assumed that local and regional authorities lacked the necessary technical and resource-allocation know-how. All this changed in 1994 with the drawing-up of policies that were to kick-start a drive toward ‘decentralisation’. This paper sought to anticipate the obstacles and opportunities that might emerge in the future of the process.


Thematic area

National Development Programmes   / 


decentralization   /  national policies   /  National Programme of Action   /