The Egyptian Regulatory Reform Activity (ERRADA) is a national initiative established in 2008. In 2019, ERRADA was endorsed at the highest political level and affiliated to the Egyptian Cabinet by virtue of Prime Minister Decrees No. 998 for year 2019, No.1652 for year 2019, with the supervision of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development.

ERRADA mandate is to reform the Egyptian legislative and regulatory framework in view of enhancing policy making, stimulating businesses, encouraging investment, and establish a dialogue between government and businesses.

ERRADA plays a key role in achieving Egypt’s sustainable development goals and Egypt’s vision 2030 and have a direct impact on the economic development and improvement of transparency and efficiency of government institutions in the economic development process.

ERRADA agenda revolve around evaluating Egyptian policies and laws transparently and assessing their implementation with evidence, backed up by the views of citizens and stakeholders. It covers all policy areas and aims for targeted regulation that goes no further than required, in order to achieve objectives and bring benefits at minimum cost.

ERRADA leads the policy reform in close collaboration with the public and private spheres of the Egyptian economy toward a streamlined, evidence-based policy design and implementation that are consistent, visible, and aligned with international best practices and good governance standards.

ERRADA instruments include consultations with affected parties, ex-ante/post regulatory impact assessment of existing and new regulation in order to guarantee better regulations and better reform of the investment climate.

Vision

An enabling business environment through better regulatory framework.

Mission

To support the Government of Egypt’s effort to build a regulatory management system based on dialogue between public and private institutions and civil society to increase efficiency, competitiveness and create more job opportunities.

Objectives

ERRADA objectives for the short and medium terms are aligned with Egypt’s structural economic reform strategy, focussing on modernizing regulations and the respective implementation process across the following pathways:

  • Business climate improvement and enhancement of the role of the private sector;
  • Production structure diversification;
  • Resilience of the employment market and enhancement of the technical and vocational education;
  • Human capital strengthening;
  • Efficiency of Egyptian institutions and good governance.

On the short term, ERRADA focuses on investment, trade across border, micro, small, and medium enterprises, with a particular attention to special economic zones, trade balance, and access to finance for start-ups.

International Efforts

Within the framework of cooperation with international organizations, which seek to support national reform efforts in Egypt, ERRADA has received since its inception technical and financial assistance from USAID through:

  • Workshops to raise capacity of staff in the Initiative;
  • Study tours to countries that have undergone regulatory reform and/or administrative simplification, such as Croatia, Moldova, Turkey and Ireland;
  • Hosting international experts to learn about experiences of other countries in enhancing business environment through regulatory reform;
  • Providing equipment to facilitate the work of ERRADA.
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