Ministry of Local Development

The Ministry of Local Development is the Egyptian government body responsible for local development. It is currently headed by Mahmoud Youssry Shaarawy.[2]

Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Local Development
وزارة الدولة للتنمية المحلية
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Agency overview
JurisdictionEgypt Egypt
Agency executive

The ministry was established by the decision of the President of Egypt with decree No. 325 of 1999. One of its objectives is to coordinate various efforts for the development of local communities and administration units in partnership with the governorates of Egypt.[3]


The ministry's goals are to decentralize power and to provide employment for youth and women especially.[4]

Their projects include decreasing illiteracy in Egypt, improving public services, generating more civic engagement, preparing local leaders, and in unison with other ministries, providing the land for the building of new housing units.[5]

In 2018, the ministry requested that restrictions on Tuk Tuk licensing be lifted in order to ease congestion in cities.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Ministry of Local Development.
  2. ^ "Egypt's Government Services Portal - Ministries Directory and Sites". Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. ^ "ABOUT THE MINISTRY". Retrieved 15 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Home". Ministry of Local Development.
  5. ^ "Projects". Ministry of Local Development.
  6. ^ Hisham, Shahd (26 August 2018). "Egypt's local development minister calls for lifting restrictions on tuk tuk licensing". Ahram Online.

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