Egypt’s successive governments have failed to tackle the country’s most pressing economic issues–a stressor that will increasingly threaten the integrity of any new administration and the overall stability of the fragile state. Mustansir Barma, a former senior economic researcher at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, goes deep in examining the policies surrounding Egyptian labor–a major driving force in popular mobilization in the years before and after the January 25, 2011 uprising. In his recent issue brief, “Egypt’s Labor Dilemma,” Barma argues Mubarak-era policies need to be revised to improve worker conditions and encourage investment and growth. To read more on the challenges facing the Egyptian labor force and the corrective action needed, please click below:

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