Can Egypt Return to an Era of Smart Population Policy?

April 10, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Egypt can return to era of good population policies: UNFPA Representative


Following a visit to Sohag to observe the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conduct an awareness campaign on family planning, Daily News Egypt met with Jaime Nadal, UNFPA’s representative in Egypt, to discuss population growth, infrastructure and the other wider issues facing the country.

The conversation covered the many indicators that suggest Egypt could reach a “doomsday scenario” in the near future. However, Nadal remains confident the country has a history of good population policies and can return to that era.

Jaime gave a positive assessment of the government’s large-scale infrastructure initiatives and, despite the many concerns that have been raised, spoke approvingly of the plans for a new capital: “It shows the government’s long-term thinking.”


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