The world has become more aware of the critical challenges that our interdependent world must confront if we are to enshrine a global community that honours the dignity and wellbeing of all people. We must reassess the global progress in poverty reduction in the last two decades in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. To fortify these gains, policymakers must invest in targeted, evidence-driven interventions to build back better.
This publication analyses the most recent trends in multidimensional poverty in Egypt, one of the 57 Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), prior to the pandemic, which is essential both for understanding the previous progress made against poverty and for using this as a yardstick for the future. The brief also evaluates multidimensional poverty in the context of the worsening climate crisis, as well as the COVID-19 social protection and monetary policy responses, and other multidimensional poverty policy efforts put in place by the Government of Egypt.
Analysis of Egypt’s multidimensional poverty in the context of climate and COVID-19 risks shows that rural and urban populations faced different climate risks in the context of multidimensional poverty.
This report is the latest in a series of publications jointly produced by the IsDB Institute and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) to assess multidimensional poverty in IsDB Member Countries using the global multidimensional poverty index.