during the Danish-Egyptian Annual Consultations in May 2003 that
Danida was to phase-out its bilateral Development Assistance on
a grant basis to Egypt over a 6-year period. The decision had
been taken in consideration of the fact that Egypt was one of
the middle per capita income countries according to the World
Bank standards. However, Egypt’s present status as a “Programme
Country” will be maintained during the phasing-out period.
During the phasing-out period based on
existing allocations the country programme will include an
Environment Sector Programme, a Private Sector Development
Programme and the “tied” and “untied” Mixed Credits Programme.
All on-going projects and activities will as far as possible be
completed in consideration of ensuring the originally planned
outputs. However, except for the Private Sector Development
Programme, it will not be possible to initiate any new
activities through grant assistance.
The overall objectives of Denmark's
development cooperation with Egypt will during the phasing-out
continue to promote economically and ecologically sustainable
development, to improve the living conditions for the poorest
sections of society, and to support the development of
democratic institutions in the country. In line with these
objectives the assistance will during the phasing-out be
concentrated on the following: the environment, renewable
energy/energy-saving measures and water and sanitation. The
Private Sector Development Programme will continue to focus on
job creation, increasing exports/substituting imports,
environmental and working conditions improvements, etc. through
transfer of know-how and technology from Danish partner
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