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Egypt Youth Employment : Economic Empowerment under FORSA programme


Titre : Egypt Youth Employment : Economic Empowerment under FORSA programme

Pays : Egypte

Identifiant : EGY/20/01/NOR

Date/Durée : Start date : June 1, 2020 // End date : June 30, 2024

Résumé partiel
As part of major economic reforms implemented since 2015, the Government of Egypt has launched a conditional cash transfer programme entitled Takaful and Karama (Solidarity and Dignity in Arabic). The programme has gradually expanded its reach, and currently due to the repercussions of COVID 19 pandemic, an increase is expected to benefit around 3.4 million families in Egypt. As fuel subsidies and other “fiscal consolidation” measures have been taken to decrease public debt, T&K represents the main social assistance programme providing income support to its poorest segments. Poverty has been on the rise in Egypt and stood at the last count at about 33% of the population. The Government acknowledged the need to complement cash transfers with services and incentives to promote jobs and income generation among its vulnerable segments. The Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS) thus announced the launch of the National ‘Forsa’ (Opportunity in Arabic) programme in 2017. The ILO has since supported the Ministry in conceiving the programme. Forsa targets working age members of “poor” households, e.g. those qualifying for T&K benefits under its means testing and those that are not currently benefitting but had applied to T&K and had been found to live close to the means-test PMT score. A World Bank loan in 2019 has been signed including additional budget support for T&K as well as USD 50M to kick-start Forsa. Forsa will provide services and incentives to promote both self-employment/income generation and access to existing jobs/wage employment.

Partenaire (s) : Norway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Total alloué : $ 1,667,308

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