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dc.contributor.advisor Barsoum, Ghada Alhelewa, Ahmed Kamal 2021-01-19T21:33:58Z 2021-01-19T22:00:06Z Spring 2020 en_US 2021-01-19
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to examine the challenges and influencing factors of the Government Export Support Program (ESP) in Egypt. The program was initiated in 2002 with the aim of upgrading the value added of Egyptian exporters and strengthening their international market share. The research identifies twelve challenges categorized into two groups: 1) program design issues (service-based not result-based program, absence of strong monitoring and evaluation systems, a lack of a sustainability strategy, underrepresentation of private sector in the board of directors of the Export Development Fund, restricted support and rigid budget distribution, inappropriate response to different needs of exporters, limited support to potential exporters, and putting SMEs at a disadvantage for obtaining the support); and 2) program implementation (continuous change of implementing agencies and regulations of participation in international trade fairs, bureaucracy and long procedures, lack of financial resources of implementing agencies, and low performance of government employees). The analysis also identifies eight influencing factors related to firm capabilities (unavailability of information about international markets, difficulty in meeting competitors’ prices, suffering in finding new export opportunities and reliable customers, lack of financial resources, and obstacle of compliance with product quality and standards); and to the export business environment (low efficiency of trading across boarder, absence of industrial and trade policy, and governance challenges of public institutions). Several recommendations are derived to inform policy makers about proposed actions in order to improve the program performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Allah for giving me patience and power to complete this thesis. I would like to pay special regards to my supervisor, Dr. Ghada Barsoum, the Associate Professor and Chair of the Public Policy and Administration Department (PPAD), School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), The American University in Cairo (AUC). Her valuable support steered me in the right direction; without her persistent help, this accomplishment would not have been realized. I would like to thank Dr. Khaled Abdelhalim, the Assistant Professor of Urban Policy, GAPP, AUC, as the first reader of this thesis. I am gratefully indebted to his valuable comments to enhance the structure and scope of the thesis. I would, also, like to thank Dr. Rana Hendy, the Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, GAPP, AUC as the second reader. Her door was always open, and she helped me a lot in improving the analysis and findings of the thesis. I wish also to express my very profound gratitude to the participants of interviews, and export experts who reviewed the findings of the study and gave me very valuable feedback. Finally, I must acknowledge the great support of my parents, wife, children, sisters and brothers for keeping me going on. This thesis would not have been accomplished without them. en_US
dc.format.extent 097 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject export support programs, export development, export policy, export promotion, export performance, international trade en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.P.P.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Government export support program in Egypt: Challenges and influencing factors en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdelhalim, Khaled
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hendy, Rana

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