The objective of this research is to examine the effectiveness or lack thereof of community-based organizations (CBOs) in alleviating poverty in Ezbet Bekhit, Manshiet Nasser, with a special focus on employment creation. This is achieved by studying the organizational structure of these CBOs; their links with larger organizations and their role in wider development plans; their definitions of poverty and their visions and strategies for poverty alleviation in addition to initiatives targeting employment creation; the sustainability of these CBOs and their initiatives, and finally the employment prospects for the inhabitants of Ezbet Bekhit.


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Graduation Date


Submission Date

January 2012

First Advisor

Elnur, Ibrahim

Second Advisor

Soliman, Samer



Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Egypt -- Social conditions -- 21st century.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Poverty -- Egypt.


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