Egypt

Egypt

Efficiency-Driven Economy
Population: 88.4 million
GDP: $330.8 billion
GDP Per Capita: $3,740
SME Contribution to GDP: 80%

Egypt Reports

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  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2016-11-15

  • Entrepreneurship is a key driver for economic growth, job creation and competitiveness. It is also a great vehicle for socio-economic inclusion, youth engagement and a free and competitive economy. Over the past decade, Egypt has witnessed an entrepreneurial revolution, with a growing number of support organizations, emerging policy focus, and numerous government and donor support programs. The authors have been at the heart of this revolution through active involvement in the emerging entrepreneurship ecosystem, academic and applied research, and teaching. However, despite our progress as an ecosystem over the past decade, a lot remains to be done. Many of the successful programs operate on a small scale and need to be scaled up to the national level. Significant government and donor investments are pouring into the ecosystem, but need to be better focused and targeted using evidence-based analysis. Our collective knowledge of entrepreneurial behaviors, motivations, and attitudes in Egypt remains limited and anecdotal. There is visible need for more rigorous research to understand the behavior of individual entrepreneurs, the dynamics inside the startup firm, the culture at the national level, and the policy and regulatory framework at the government level. GEM provides a comprehensive study of entrepreneurship, tracking individual motivations, behaviors, and attitudes towards entrepreneurship in Egypt, and benchmarking them against GEM global figures and historical trends. GEM also examines the different elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and provides insights on the strengths and weaknesses in each area. GEM Egypt report is a key resource for policy makers, practitioners, and development organizations. It provides evidence-based analysis on the characteristics of entrepreneurship in Egypt, with the objective of guiding policy decisions, institution building and investments decisions.
  • URL: http://www.gemconsortium.org/report/49755
GEM Egypt 2015-16 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2013
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

  • Over the past few years, more attention has been paid to entrepreneurship in Egypt; for its vital role in job creation, opening up opportunities for youth, stimulating innovation and other aspects that contribute directly to the economic prosperity of the country. With this interest, it is anticipated that there are more Egyptians pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities and starting businesses. However, Egyptian entrepreneurs and business owners have faced many challenges over the last couple of years, mainly due to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 that took place following a popular uprising that began on 25th of January 2011. Thus the 2012 GEM Study is important for Egypt for three key reasons:
    1. It is the first study that captures the effect of the 25th of January, 2011 revolution on entrepreneurship in the country; using a nationally representative sample.
    2. It is the first study at its level that tackles the status of women in Egypt post revolution.
    3. It is the 3rd cycle after 2010 and 2008, enabling emerging trends to be identified

  • URL: http://www.gemconsortium.org/report/48674
GEM Egypt 2012 Report
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GEM Egypt 2012 Report - Arabic version
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  • Year of publication: 2012
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

  • In order to monitor the entrepreneurial performance in the country, Egypt participated in the 2010 cycle along with 58 other countries. This study is important for Egypt for three key reasons:


    1. It is the first study that captures the effect of the Global Economic Crisis on entrepreneurship in the country. 

    2. It is the first study that addresses the level of awareness among entrepreneurs and adult population of the Government support.

    3. An increase in the number of countries especially from the Middle East and North Africa region.


     

  • URL: http://www.gemconsortium.org/report/48361
GEM Egypt 2010 Report
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GEM Egypt 2008 Report
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