Africa and the Middle East

The Future of Egypt’s Economy

April 23, 2013

Surrounded by political uncertainty, the Egyptian economy has experienced a sharp decline over the past two years. While the Egyptian government struggles to maintain macroeconomic stability and international confidence, it faces significant challenges; unemployment continues to increase, and the country’s key sectors have seen a sluggish recovery.

Partners for a New Beginning organized a roundtable discussion to address economic challenges as well as opportunities to overcome them. Panelists addressed the role of the private sector and international community in driving economic growth in Egypt.


  • Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Chief Economist, US Department of State
  • Hisham Fahmy, CEO, AmCham Egypt
  • Amb. Daniel Kurtzer, Professor, Princeton University; former US Ambassador to Egypt

David Ignatius, The Washington Post