The study highlighted the relative strengths of civil society in Egypt, which lie in the heterogeneity of the types of organizations that exist, their size and scope of membership. It also revealed its weaknesses, which partly stem from an inhibiting environment, but also from CSOs’ narrow definition of their raison d’être, their scope of work and their focus on one role (i.e. provision of services) at the expense of possible other roles (i.e. state and corporate watchdog, rights advocate and facilitator of people’s empowerment).

CSI Country Reports in Egypt