Support to the Preparation of Egypt's First National Strategy for Development of Statistics (WB-P166814)

  • Egypt
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$ 0.16 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 28, 2018

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Project Description
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The objective of this activity is to support the national statistical agency in designing the NSDS.

The project will support CAPMAS in preparing and designing an NSDS with a focus on certain sectors relevant to the economic development of Egypt as outlined in the Egypt 2030. It will identify the challenges and constraints to statistics development through sectorial and national diagnostics.

The NSDS preparation is estimated to cost USD 376,770. The TFSCB funds will cover USD 159,420 with the balance being covered by government or funds from other agencies (mainly African Development Bank). TFSCB funds will finance four components:

  1. Sectoral Assessment. This component will include an initial diagnostic of 9 sectors and will include the preparation of Sectoral Assessments for areas that are critical for the role they play in Vision 2030 and monitoring of SDGs (such as those covered by Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, CAPMAS, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health.)
  2. Under this component the preparation and costing of the National Strategy will be conducted. This will be the lead responsibility of the NSDS design team. This
    component will also cover the publishing of communication materials. This component will also benefit from support by the African Development Bank.
  3. This component includes capacity building activities for core NSDS staff (NSDS Design Team and SSC). The component will cover the cost of workshops on:
    1. NSDS concept and processes;
    2. effective assessment of statistics for specific sectors;
    3. strategic foundation (vision, mission, core values), and strategic directions (goals, objectives and initiatives);
    4. implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the strategy; and
    5. study tour to countries (such as Uganda and Jordan) where sector-inclusive NSDS has been successfully designed to expose the team to firsthand experience on the how NSDS are designed and implemented on the ground.
  4. Project Implementation Support (US$ 5,100). The project will finance the cost of technical assistance, external financial audits, project management, and communication.
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World Bank:
Contact : Nistha Sinha
Title : Senior Economist
Telephone No : 473-1391

Contact : Gabriel Lara Ibarra
Title : Economist
Telephone No : 473-5206

Borrower : Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation
Contact : Tarek Ras
Title : Program Manager
Telephone No : 01222568004
Email :

Implementing Agency:
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Contact : Tarek Rashad
Title : Head of Central Administration of Economic and Mobilization
Telephone No : 20-1006092221
Email : 


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