FEMISE MED BRIEF no5 : Egypt and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

March 27, 2018
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The fifth issue of MED BRIEF by Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim (Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University), tries to answer the critical question of whether Egypt should join the WTO Government Procurement Agreement? The debates on theoretical and policy levels have not reached a clear-cut answer regarding the pros and cons of a developing country joining such an agreement. Yet, we try in this policy brief to clarify some of the misconceptions associated with the joining of such agreement, and identify what are the steps needed for membership to be fruitful.