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Publication | 2021

Investing in rural people in Egypt

Egypt is the third most populous country in Africa, with about 100 million people concentrated on approximately 6 per cent of the land in a ribbon stretching 1,000 km from north to south along the Nile Valley. The Government of Egypt has adopted significant economic reforms and antipoverty initiatives. Egypt’s economic growth has been healthy, averaging 5.3 per cent in 2018, compared with an average of 4.3 per cent in the three years before, according to the World Bank. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Egypt was one of the few emerging economies that experienced a positive GDP growth in 2020.