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Planning reviews the results of the economic census


The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, headed by Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister of Planning, held the second workshop to review the results of the economic census, which is organized by the Macroeconomic Reform and Stability Project in cooperation between the Ministry of Planning, the US Agency for International Development and the Baseera Center, to use the data of the fifth and final economic census issued by the Central Agency for Mobilization Public and Statistics prepared 12 working papers to support decision makers through a set of recommendations on several economic topics. Stimulating the added value of enterprises for sustainable development in Egypt" and "The impact of the spatial concentration of economic activities on the productivity of companies in Egypt".

 

Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, indicated that this cooperation comes in line with the ministry’s direction that the formulation of economic policies be based on research evidence and scientific studies, pointing to the importance of economic census data that is issued every five years and provides data on all types and levels of economic establishments in all sectors, as well as A description of the economic activities in each governorate in terms of the number of establishments, the volume of operation, production, value added and investment, including the establishments of the informal sector.

 

Susanna Al-Masah, Professor of Economics at Cairo University, reviewed her working paper on stimulating the added value of enterprises for sustainable development in Egypt, which explains the spatial and sectoral variation in the generation of added value, as well as the direct relationship between the age of the facility and the size of employment on the one hand, and the added value on the other hand.

 

The results of the research also indicate that there is a gap between the contribution of females and males in generating added value due to the low rates of female employment compared to males in most sectors.

 

The recommendations of the paper point to the importance of raising the rate of productivity, especially in the industrial sector, by relying on modern technologies and advanced work systems, as well as enhancing investment in human capital through the development of vocational education and training programs.

 

Ahmed Ragab, Professor of Economics at Cairo University, also dealt with a policy paper on the impact of the spatial concentration of economic activities on the productivity of companies in Egypt, explaining that the results of the research show a positive correlation between the economic diversity of the governorates and the productivity of companies, especially in urban governorates, and the study’s recommendations indicate the importance of having a comprehensive vision for the localization These economic blocs geographically and redraw a national map for the development of existing clusters.

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