Following two historic revolutions led by the people of Egypt, the Egyptian government is currently launching a new initiative, known as the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt 2030, a “peoples’ roadmap” aimed at helping the country successfully emerge from four years of transition. As the implementer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Effective Planning and Services Project (EPSP), AECOM is supporting the design and delivery of this strategy.
AECOM is working closely with the Egyptian government, specifically the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring, and Administrative Reform (MPMAR), to create top-down and bottom-up approaches for effective governance. AECOM’s support includes:
- Assisting in the national planning process;
- Enhancing the responsiveness and effectiveness of the government;
- Encouraging citizen participation; and,
- Building the capacity of government representatives from national and regional institutions.
This important project builds on more than seven years of work by AECOM for USAID in Egypt, with past projects supporting the government’s decentralization and capacity building efforts. Everyday citizens feel the impact of AECOM’s work through citizen service centers.
- Supporting citizen service centers in Aswan Governorate, which provide one-stop-shop capability for more than ninety different service requests such as permits, licenses, inquiries, and complaints;
- Supporting the Government of Egypt to eventually enable the entire network of citizen service centers nationwide (~150) to have web-based functionality. The initial piloting of this approach by AECOM will allow connection to 50 remote sites in the nation.