The purpose of this research is to review what main decentralization initiatives have implemented in the area of decentralization and local development in Egypt, what has been achieved, and what is needed to be implemented in order to move forward in the decentralization process. Decentralization could be a solution to the local administration efficiency, which can be applied also at the central level. This research is a qualitative research done through structured interviewing and filled questionnaires from senior officials at the central government and by informant people that are experts in the area of decentralization improving local administration and development. The findings were concluded from historic data, previous research in the area, also from the responses of interviews with experts in the field as well as the assessments from donor organizations, donors evaluation sheets and general observation. The good governance model has been utilized for the review of key decentralization and local development initiatives in Egypt. Finally, alternative solutions to the asked question and policy recommendations are provided in order to move forward in the process of decentralization, aiming for a better future in Egypt.


Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Policy

Graduation Date


Submission Date

October 2014

First Advisor

Amin, Khaled Z.

Committee Member 1

Barsoum, Ghada

Committee Member 2

Hamzawy, Amr


82 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Decentralization in government -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Local government -- Egypt.


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