The National Institute of Governance launches the first research journal specialized in governance issues

Today, the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, launched the first research journal specialized in governance issues entitled “Governance and Sustainable Development” as an Egyptian periodical specialized in publishing research related to governance and sustainable development for researchers from Egypt and the world in cooperation with the Economic Governance Project funded by the Agency The event was attended by Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Margaret Sancho, Deputy Head of the USAID Mission in Egypt, Dr. Sherifa Sherif, Executive Director of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, and Eng. Khaled Abbas, Executive Director of USAID. Capital, Eng. Khaled Al-Attar, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Medhat Madani, human development expert. The event was moderated by Dr. Khaled Zakaria Amin, Economic Governance Consultant at the Economic Governance Project.

The first issue of the journal deals with the publication of research papers on the new administrative capital and related issues of governance and sustainable development. International researchers from Germany, Japan and the United States of America participate in the journal. It also contains a research paper issued by the United Nations Development Program.

Dr. Rolf Alter, Senior Fellow of Hertie College, Berlin, Germany, participates in the first issue of the “Governance and Sustainable Development” magazine with a research paper on “Governance and Integrity in the Public Sector” where he reviews the risks of corruption on development, referring to the World Economic Forum’s estimates of the cost of corruption in the world by $2.6 trillion, and he stressed in his research that countries should determine their own course of action in combating corruption, according to their history, societies, and economies.

Dr. Asma Ezzat, Director of the Institute’s Governance Center, addresses in her research paper the issue of “the role of technology in fighting corruption”, noting that research has proven that technology is an effective tool in combating corruption, and therefore the Egyptian government’s decision came to establish the new administrative capital as a smart city and transfer many institutions And all government agencies to it with the application of electronic governance mechanisms in order to help reduce corruption and avoid its consequences.

Jawani Lim, a researcher at the National Higher Institute for Policy Studies in Japan, devoted his research paper on comparing the Egyptian experience with the Malaysian experience, in establishing a new administrative capital, the city of Putrajaya. It suffers from traffic jams and for several other reasons that are completely similar to the Egyptian reasons for the establishment of the new administrative capital, explaining that in 1994 a site was chosen to establish a new administrative capital. The researcher points out in his paper that there are several points of similarity between the two experiences, the most important of which is that the establishment of a new administrative capital in both countries came at a time when her words were facing a major economic challenge, as the Malaysian capital was established in the midst of the Asian financial crisis in 1997, which led to Malaysia’s inability to move forward in The construction of the new capital was expected to go smoothly, as Egypt was affected economically by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The magazine also includes an important research paper by Dr. David Perkins, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Missouri, USA, on the development of tourism in the New Administrative Capital, where the researcher points out that the New Administrative Capital has great potential for expansion in the field of tourism, as the proportion of businessmen in foreign tourists In Egypt, it does not exceed 4%, and this percentage is expected to rise sharply with the development of the new administrative capital, as the number of visitors for meetings and conferences will increase.

In its paper, the United Nations Development Program addresses the topic of “Solar Energy Applications in the New Administrative Capital” and points out that the New Administrative Capital is an opportunity to develop sustainable energy solutions in Egypt and that it can be the main driver of energy transformation at the national level.

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