35 projects with more than 15 national entities have benefited from the country program, and a number of projects have already started, namely projects related to enhancing Egypt’s ability to measure digital transformation, and implementing the AI principles of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, through the electronic monitoring and evaluation platform, monitors the activities of the projects that take place within the framework of the country programme, so that all national authorities are trained on how to use the platform..
The country program has been designed as an integrated three-year program that will allow Egypt to benefit from the expertise of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in designing policies and implementing structural reforms, drawing on a wide range of pillars represented in the five pillars of the program: public governance and anti-corruption, innovation and creativity, transformation Digital and statistics, comprehensive and sustainable development, and the axis of sustainable development.
In 2014, the OECD developed country programs as a new tool to support a limited number of emerging economies that have achieved some degree of economic reform in completing their reforms and strengthening public policies..
Country Program Objectives
The country program aims to help selected countries adopt the OECD standards as a tool for evaluating reform policies, and to promote a common understanding of the important political challenges facing society as a whole to address global problems in a participatory manner..
Advantages of the country program for Egypt
There are many advantages represented in facilitating the process of joint coordination between Egypt and the organization by creating an institutional framework. It also allows Egypt to periodically follow up the progress made in all ongoing projects. It also facilitates Egypt’s participation in the selected OECD activities, as well as preparing joint studies and reviews. Peers that help monitor and evaluate the structural reform agenda.
It also allows Egypt to benefit from technical support in various fields, which helps improve Egypt’s position in various economic, social and environmental indicators, and gives access to a network of international experts and international best practices, supporting Egypt’s efforts to obtain full membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development..
The program relies on joint action in five axes, the first of which is economic stability and support for structural reform. It aims to support the implementation of the national program for structural reforms formulated by the Egyptian government and aims to diversify the structure of the Egyptian economy and focus on the sectors of agriculture, industry and communications..
The second axis is related to technology, science and innovation, as cooperation with the organization in this axis aims to support and enhance the digital economy in Egypt to provide decent job opportunities in this field and improve the standard of living of citizens in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.
On the third axis, it is related to public governance and anti-corruption in order to support and strengthen governance frameworks to ensure equal access to justice and gender equality and to spread the principles of transparency and good governance..
With regard to the fourth axis, it is related to statistics and follow-up and aims to develop the quality of data and statistics and improve data collection methods using the latest technological means. He continued that the fifth axis will be about cooperation in the areas of sustainable development and supporting Egypt’s march in achieving Egypt’s Vision 2030 with its economic, social and environmental dimensions and strengthening the governing frameworks. To implement and finance the sustainable development goals.