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Women and Work in Egypt’s Informal Digital Economy

September 23, 2023

A2K4D and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Egypt Office (FES Egypt) hosted the launch of the policy brief titled “Women and Work in Egypt’s Informal Digital Economy”.

The rise of women engaged in new work opportunities in the ‘digital informal sector’ via social media platforms is a relatively novel and rapidly growing phenomenon in Egypt. This has been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact in terms of accelerated and widespread digitization. One outcome has been the establishment of new micro-scale online businesses led by women, creating new ‘work from home’ scenarios. The purpose of this event was to discuss areas for suggested policy action based on empirical research conducted by A2K4D to benefit similar women digital entrepreneurs and possibly women’s work in the digital economy in general.