Saturday, July 13, 2019

One umbrella: Wider welfare system in Egypt

A new social welfare law that would see beneficiaries of cash subsidy programmes merged under one umbrella is to be submitted this week to parliament for discussion before it goes to summer recess. The new law includes the criteria and mechanism of choosing those who are eligible to cash subsidies. According to the new law, those getting social solidarity pensions as well as the beneficiaries of Takaful and Karama and the one-year-old Forsa (Opportunity) programme will all be merged and governed by the rules applied to the Takaful scheme.

The latter provides families with cash support on condition that the families can prove they give their children needed educational and medical care — the reason it is called conditional cash transfer.... Read More