National Human Development Report 2021: Egypt

Development, a right for all: Egypt’s pathways and prospects


The Egypt Human Development Report 2021 is of particular significance, coming a decade after the publication of the previous Human Development Report in 2010. As a result, the new Report covers an unprecedented period in Egypt’s history, from 2011 to 2020, which includes two revolutions.

These upheavals changed the course of the development process in Egypt. The 2021 Report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of a set of key human development issues that significantly affect work to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Report provides an analytical review of the policies adopted and implemented during this period and their impact on Egyptians. Building on those findings and on the Government Action Programme, it puts forward a set of policies for the future that would further boost the process of human development that Egypt has initiated.