“The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment”

Title: “The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment”
Description: Invitation for a press conference

“The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment”

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 12:00 p.m

:At the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights office
6Dar al-Shifa St. (formerly Abd al-Latif Bultiya), Garden City

The Bank Information Center (BIC), in partnership with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)’s program on Housing Rights, will hold a press conference to present research by Yahia Shawkat.

The study examines the World Bank’s recent profile of investments in Egypt, and the impact of these investments on the state of Egypt’s built environment. This analysis points to a need for greater focus on citizens’ needs in the design and implementation of projects.

The World Bank and other IFIs have long played a role in financing and shaping development projects that contribute to the systems and services that comprise the built environment in Egypt. The Bank invests heavily in energy projects, infrastructure services, and water projects throughout Egypt, and provides budget support and technical assistance to the Egyptian government.

During the press conference the publication will be presented and the floor will be open for questions and discussion. In addition to Yahia Shawkat, the panel will include a representative from BIC.

About The Bank Information Center

BIC is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., USA that partners with civil society around the world to promote transparency, accountability and social and economic justice at the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

N.B. Instant Translation to/from English will be provided during the press conference.

For inquiries, please call EIPR: 2793-3371/2/3
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2013-03-20
End Time: 15:00

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