17 November 2017
Recent government policy developing high end housing and deregulating property market further commodify housing
Examining the effects of electricity price hikes on poor and middle-income households, and questioning their justifications
A detailed analysis of population and needs-based public spending on housing, urban development, drinking water, sanitation and electricity
How record level inflation spurred by “economic reform”, has impacted housing costs, including rents and residential energy
The Built Environment Budget 2016/2017, is The Built Environment Observatory’s second annual report analysing public spending on the built environment sectors in Egypt (Click here to read last year’s BE Budget 15/16). BE Budget 16/17 continues to shed light on […]
As Egyptians, we have been raised since the 1950s with the notion that the Nile Valley and Delta, permanent home to our civilisation for over 7000 years, is overcrowded and cannot accommodate any more people. As architects and planners we have been trained over the last half century almost solely on designing mega regional, urban and land reclamation plans in the vacant desert. The purpose of these is to “redistribute the population” and absorb future population growth.
Introduction Have you ever wondered whether the government was spending enough on transport? Or whether your governorate got its fair share of public expenditure? Or how strong national policy favoured New Cities? The Built Environment Budget series, starting with an […]
*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Spending on Electricity About 90% of the electricity budget went to power stations and National networks (Table 16). Of the remainder, most (8.5% of the total) was spent on the construction […]
*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Urban Development While total spending on Urban Development was 6.6 Bn EGP, three quarters of that spending was for one New City in Cairo; the New Administrative Capital […]
*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Waste-water Public spending on waste-water treatment stations and networks totalled 9.9 Bn EGP. This translates to a per capita spending of 109 EGP per person (Table 19). With […]
*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Water Public spending on drinking water treatment stations and networks totalled 5.3 Bn EGP. This translates to a total per capita share of 58 EGP per person (Table […]
*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Programmatic Spending on Transport Total expenditure on transport was EGP 24.3 Bn. Of that amount, 58% was spent on projects with a regional reach and 42% on local projects, two thirds of […]
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