Egypt’s Social Contract
The Role of Civil Society
The report centres-in on the developmental role of civil society in light of worldwide government recognition of the pivotal role of civil society, and particularly think tanks, which are increasingly being invited to contribute to social policy formulation. Building on the previous Egypt Human Development Report, which identified the need for a new social contract, this year’s Egypt Human Development Report aims to highlight the key role of civil society organizations; their key role as partners in this new social contract and as drivers towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This year’s Report offers concrete proposals for measures to encourage growth and innovation among civil society organizations, in addition to improving the legal and administrative environment within which they operate.