USAID’s Egypt program to address economic development

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that its annual assitance program in Egypt, sheduled to be implemented in mid 2011, should satisfy the direct needs of Egypt in the fields of employment, economic development and combating poverty.

USAID allocated a significant portion of its assistance over the past years to bolstering democracy in Egypt.

In a statement, USAID said the program will be implemented with the help of NGOs, Egyptian, American or international, and the private sector.

USAID also said it is seeking to respond to the needs specified by the Egyptian community in the field of democratic development.

The agency said it has worked over the past five years with the Egyptian government and other local NGO’s to improve the living standards of Egyptians.

It said there has been notable progress in the fields of education, economic growth, health, water, agriculture, natural resources, and the environment, as well as in democracy and civil society.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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