EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES

EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES

Cairo, Egypt

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The mission of Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies is to propose public policies aimed at reforming the legal and the economic system in Egypt, with the purpose of achieving the principles of free markets, limited government, individual freedom, and strong rule of law.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT SERIES CASE STUDY: EGYPT

The tumultuous social environment in Egypt presents an opportunity for change, but it also creates a lot of noise to filter through. Seeing that a problem exists is a cursory first step; grasping the nuance of reality in a way that translates to affecting progress is the real key. While ECPPS’ broad goal is to improve society, t...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM #LFFD18

This year’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, #LFFD18, brought together over 700 people from 56 countries to celebrate the victories toward freedom made in the past year, to discuss shared challenges, and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms. This important gathering was made possible by th...

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EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES WINS 2018 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The Cairo-based Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) has been selected as this year’s winner of Atlas Network’s prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award for its “Better Budget for a Better Egypt” initiative, which helped bring about the country’s 25-point jump in the Open Budget Survey, fostered greater civic en...

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OHIO THINK TANK LEADS THE WAY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

The Buckeye Institute has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. Too often, lives are defined by a single mistake. This is a story about human compassion, redemption, and commonsense solutions to complex public policy issues. It is a story about changing outdated, unjust, and arbitrary laws at th...

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CROATIAN PROPERTY TAX HANDILY DEFEATED, MORE CITIZENS GET TO STAY IN HOMES

Lipa Taxpayers Association has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. With Croatia’s population declining for decades, its government ought to pursue policies that encourage growth. Instead, it pursued a policy that threatened to further push Croatians out with the 2017 passage of a tax on privat...

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FOR FIRST TIME, CITIZENS PARTICIPATE IN EGYPT’S BUDGETING PROCESS

Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. After the dust settled following the Arab Spring in 2011, Egypt’s score fell dramatically on the Open Budget Index, which measures government transparency and citizen engagement in the budget-making process. Seek...

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ECPPS REINFORCES PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN EGYPT THROUGH POLICY CHANGES

The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS), an Atlas Network partner based in Cairo, Egypt, has seen success in its efforts to promote free markets and private property rights in Egypt. With initiatives such as the digitization of land records for ease of access, the development of a mobile app to assist entrepreneurs...

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PROTECTING AND EXPANDING FREE EXPRESSION IN EGYPT

World Press Freedom Day, observed this year on May 3, was established by the United Nations to call attention to the importance of freedom of expression throughout the world. To commemorate World Press Freedom Day in Egypt, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) shared how its team has been monitoring media treatm...

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NEW CIVIL SOCIETY GUIDE FOR EGYPTIAN MPS ARGUES AGAINST NGO CRACKDOWN

Egypt has cracked down on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recent months, following a new 2016 law that aims “to erase civil society off the socio-political sphere in Egypt,” says human rights activist Fadi al-Qadi. The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) has worked to foster the institutions of civil socie...

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2016 ARAB LIBERTY FESTIVAL FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC FREEDOM FOR MIDDLE EAST

The second annual Arab Liberty Festival, held from Nov. 28 through Dec. 5 in Rabat, Morocco, focused on promoting economic freedom and classical liberal values throughout the Middle East. Hosted by the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies and sponsored by Atlas Network, the Arab Liberty Festival brought togethe...

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LAND ACCESS REFORM WOULD TRANSFORM EGYPT INTO PARTICIPATORY ECONOMY

The right to own property is one of the foundational principles of modern democracy and society, but more than 90 percent of the land in Egypt today is owned by the government — and the lack of options for private land registration has pushed more than 60 percent of the Egyptian economy into informal markets and slums. A recent...

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GOVERNORATE PERFORMANCE INDEX MONITORS SMALL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN EGYPT

Nobody is better at meeting the needs of people in local communities than entrepreneurs who live and work there every day, so the health of an economy can be gauged by how well small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are flourishing. Atlas Network partner the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) organized a recent...

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LAWYERS’ NETWORK TO PROTECT FREE SPEECH FOR JOURNALISTS IN EGYPT

Freedom of speech and conscience are fundamental components of individual liberty, and Atlas Network partner the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) is working to protect those rights with a new initiative that will train 81 lawyers how to advocate on behalf of “journalists and bloggers who face violations during c...

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THINK TANK MBA TRAINING BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FREE-MARKET LEADERS

Working toward a free society can often seem like an uphill battle, but that struggle is shared by Atlas Network partners across the globe. They all have valuable ideas and proven strategies for success to learn and to share with each other. Think Tank MBA (TTMBA), Atlas Network’s flagship training program within Atlas Leadershi...

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