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Toward More Efficient Services in Egypt: Reforming Tourism, Construction, Information Technology, Wholesale and Retail, Roads, and Banking Services

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din and Naglaa El Ehwany

Abstract

Developing an efficient and competitive service sector is an essential requirement for a strong economy. According to recent official figures, the service sector accounts for 60 percent of GDP in Egypt and more than half of total employment. It is also of strategic importance in terms of its links with other sectors of the economy, and as such its efficiency is a determinant of the overall competitiveness of the Egyptian economy. This collection of studies, which grew out of a conference held in Cairo in December 2009, presents an overview of the service sector in Egypt and its role in the Egy ... More

Keywords: Egypt, tourism, construction, information technology, wholesale, retail, roads, banking, services, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789774164941
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164941.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din, editor
Cairo University and Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Naglaa El Ehwany, editor
Cairo University