Abstract

Food subsidy programs are a key component of Egypt’s social policy. Recently, the Egyptian government introduced a number of reforms to address the targeting and quality of subsidized bread. These policies focused on addressing loss of subsidized flour through the different supply chain processes, compromised quality and the need for the rationalization of consumption. This thesis provides an analysis of these new reforms. The study relies on qualitative research methods through structured and semi-structured in-depth interviews with several ranks in the supply chain including those in the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade as well as various consumers of subsidized food products. The study applied the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis on the newly applied systemic reforms. Findings demonstrate that the new system improved and resolved most of the previous system’s problems; however, the new system has some weaknesses that should be dealt with rapidly. Most of these problems are pertaining to administrative and procedural issues. Thus, a set of recommendations have been suggested in order to deal with the current weaknesses of the new system.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

January 2016

First Advisor

Barsoum, Dr. Ghada

Committee Member 1

Ali, Dr. Hamid

Committee Member 2

Abdel Halim, Dr. Khaled

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

85 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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