Friday, December 9,  2022
Heba Abou Shnief

Heba Abou Shnief is the Policy Coordinator at the Social Contract Center (SCC) in Cairo - a joint UNDP-Government of Egypt project that promotes social equity and works to build consensus towards a new social contract in Egypt


Reflecting The Public Will In Egypt: Between Rhetoric and InstitutionalismThe lack of participatory channels has been one of the greatest weaknesses in Egypt’s institutional framework; it’s one of the reasons that led to the demise of the previous regime

A Vote of Confidence for the PresidencyIn the wake of the constitution-making process, members of the Constitution Drafting Committee will have to grapple with the substantive issues that have been delayed by procedural maneuvering


Actionable Policies Speak Louder Than WordsAny reform program that the government wishes to undertake will raise a myriad of administrative, financial and political economy challenges. 


There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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