A National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt

The report presents an up-to-date picture of the situation of women entrepreneurs in Egypt and assesses the current environment supporting Women's Entrepreneurship Development through a set of six framework conditions: (i) existence of a gender-sensitive legal and regulatory system, (ii) an effective policy leadership and coordination for the promotion of WED, (iii) access to gender-sensitive financial services, (iv) access to gender-sensitive BDS services, (v) access to markets and technology and (vi) representation of women entrepreneurs and participation in policy dialogue. To undertake the study, researchers carried out thorough desk reviews, various in-depth interviews with key stakeholders as well as surveys with 200 women entrepreneurs and focus group discussions.