7 Sept

Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies organized a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Follow-up administrative reform and project effective planning and services on sustainable development strategy Egypt’s vision 2030: Axis transparency and efficiency of government institutions and the center of culture with the participation of target groups of media representatives, experts and civil society organizations as well as the participation of a group of faculties of Economics and Political Science students from Egyptian universities. He has all of Dr. Nihal sifter first minister of planning and follow-up and administrative reform for Economic Affairs and Dr. Ayman Abdel-Wahab Al-Ahram Centre expert and editor of the Egyptian magazine conditions the opening of the workshop assistant.

At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Nihal stressed that the state’s efforts focus on transparency and institution-building, an approach adopted by the 2050 United Nations strategy, as well as international and African blocs, which also Taatby this trend, in addition to that, Dr. Nihal explained that the Egyptian state and found that after the revolutions It must have the strategy for sustainable development on the basis of which the state is working in collaboration with civil society and the private sector, stressing that the strategic methodology is based on a participatory approach between the three sectors (government, civil society and the private sector). While Dr. Ayman Abdel-Wahab pointed to the importance of transparency in institution-building because it can not without building a modern nation-state, without transparency and the fight against corruption, as well as an actor and a real role for civil society organizations.

Dr. Nihal also explained that the strategy has been to identify a time plan to them, has been the development of a set of indicators, so as to achieve the goal of them in practice, also showed that, given the long time period of the strategy will be reviewed periodically. She stressed that the aim of this strategy is that by 2030 Egypt will be first, 41 of the largest economy in the world. Second is that anti-corruption and transparency, achieving happiness citizens Third, Fourth achieve competitive markets, and Fifth and finally achieve human development. The strategic axes out there are more than 12 axis and there are more than 300 index, and therefore can not be displayed at one time, so it was divided into five main axes axes. It is the division of a non-binding can be changed. More than 50 workshops involving more than 200 experts have been work.

And the axis of the transparency and efficiency of government institutions, Dr. d. Ghada Moussa member of the Committee of administrative reform that transparency have a significant impact on the competitiveness and the economy as well as on the reform plan, in addition to the need to achieve transparency after the cultural, political and community. The basic vision as to the axis of the transparency and efficiency of the institutions in that there is an efficient and effective administrative system, improve the management of State resources, and the placement of workers for control and accountability, and to achieve satisfaction of citizens.

The main objectives are to: First, the development of the state administration in a manner characterized by efficiency, transparency and institutional. Second: to provide excellent and high quality service that uses modern methods. Third: the consolidation of the founders of the system is transparent and accountable. The output, they are suitable for the number of staff with the number of citizens, and the fight against corruption, and electronic transactions as a percentage of the total transactions, and transparency in policy-making. The indicators that will measure them, are: First: Responsive Government Index of the Project Global Justice, Second: World Bank indicator for measuring government efficiency, Third: the enforcement of the draft global justice regulations index, and finally, transparency index in the policy making of the World Economic Forum . For the organs responsible in the Egyptian countries are: the Ministry of Planning and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Dr. Ghada Moussa also noted that the challenges facing the transparency in Egypt, including: inflation, the state administration, and inflation employment and rampant corruption within the civil service, and the holding of legislation as well as plentiful, and severe central and overlapping departments, poor government service, and the spread of the culture of nepotism, weak and uneven the salaries of employees in the administrative apparatus, and the lack of systems for management of human development, and the lack of a culture of exchange of information and culture of secrecy, and the poor state of government buildings.

And cultural hub, Dr Saeed al-Masri and former Minister of Culture adviser, sustainable development in the cultural sphere strategy axes. He stressed that the basic vision of the axis of Culture is to build a system of positive cultural values ​​in Egyptian society that respects diversity and difference Egyptian rights and enables access to the means of acquiring knowledge. The strategic objectives are: to support cultural industries as a source of strength for the economy, raising the efficiency of cultural institutions, heritage protection and maintenance of all types. Al-Masri pointed out that these objectives seek to empower cultural industries to become a source of strength for development and added value to the Egyptian economy, making it the basis for the strength of Egypt.

The measurement of performance for the axis of culture indicators are: First, intellectual property protection index, Second: Plastic and Crafts heritage, cinema, theater, music, singing and art index, cultural and production in television and radio. As for the output is to: awards and accolades given to intellectuals, the contribution of cultural industries in the gross domestic product, the cultural product exports index. As for the indicators heritage protection, is to: the number of visitors to museums, visitors to the archaeological sites, visitors to the heritage areas, competitive tourism. The measurement mechanisms, is to form a committee of stakeholders and international experts to determine the positive values. The challenges are: First, the challenges facing the archaeological sites. Second, the legislative element in the protection of intellectual property. Third: the disparity in access to cultural services. .raava: Lack of vision for the development of traditional crafts. Fifth: inadequate protection of immaterial heritage efforts.

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