International Assistance to Egypt after the 2011 and 2013 Uprisings: More Politics and Less Development

  • Citation: Amin, Khaled. “International Assistance to Egypt after the 2011 and 2013 UPRISINGS: More Politics and Less Development.” Mediterranean Politics 19, no. 3 (2014): 392–412.
    • Topics:
    • Global Development
    • Keywords:
    • international Assistance
    • development
    • Egypt
    • governance
    • Official Development Assistance
    • development programs
    • political turmoil
    • Arab states
    • MENA
    • USAID
    • foreign aid
    • democracy
    • international actors
    • political uprisings
    • policy-making environment
    • developmental impact

This article assesses the effect of the changes in the political and socio-economic context in Egypt as a result of the January 2011 and June 2013 uprisings on the trend and composition of technical assistance to Egypt. The article uses qualitative methodology based on reviewing literature; interviewing senior officials; and observing the operation of donor- funded development projects in Egypt. This article’s analysis shows that economic assistance between the two uprisings had a limited effect on the level of development in the country due to the growing role of politics, uncertain security, lack of a developmental vision, and interrupted process of transition.

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