The National Programme of Action for Children and Women in Egypt
Publication date: 12
Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series
No. of pages: 44
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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.