Social Protection and Safety Nets in Egypt

Published on 31 December 2015

The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the World Food Programme (WFP) set out to conduct a scoping exercise in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to build an understanding of the challenges and gaps that remain in social protection policies in these countries.

The focus is to surface the significant loopholes in meeting the nutritional and food needs of the poor and vulnerable groups in the region. This knowledge can be helpful in expanding and contracting certain safety nets for maximising the use of resources and in effectively reaching vulnerable people living in fragile states.

This report focuses on Egypt’s social protection system, including social safety nets, and highlights the significant institutional gaps as well as operational challenges in protecting the poor in Egypt.


Hadeer El Shafie

DPhil Student

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Ameta, D. and El Shafie, H.


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