Attempts at Reforming Egyptian Demographic Policy

Author
Sara Nowacka
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The population of Egypt, the EU’s second-most populous neighbour after Russia, will soon exceed 100 million. The fast pace of the population growth together with the country’s inefficient economy could spur new crises caused by rising unemployment and difficult access to drinking water and food resources, and by politics. The Egyptian government, in cooperation with the EU, U.S., and UN, launched programmes aimed at reducing the fertility rate. Limiting the pace of Egypt’s population growth should weaken factors inciting further destabilisation of the Middle East and North Africa.
Topic
Demographics, Natural Resources, Unemployment, Population Growth
Political Geography
Middle East, North Africa, Egypt