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Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

The Egyptian subsidies regime is an economic and political minefield. Fiscal transfers that swallow up, by some estimates, around 25 percent of state expenditures are patently unsustainable – but with forty percent of Egypt’s population on or below the poverty line ($2 per day), these subsidies form a vital lifeline for Egypt’s poorest. So while […]