Description - The Role of Local Councils in Empowerment and Poverty Reduction by Solava Ibrahim
Examining the link between poverty, participation, and local administration in three Egyptian governorates - Alexandria, Kafr al-Sheikh, and Assiut - Solava Ibrahim argues that an inadequate system of local administration discourages participation, thus hindering sustainable poverty reduction. Her research reveals an inverse relationship between poverty and electoral participation. Additionally, the sharp decline in female representation in local councils indicates their failure to empower the poorest segments of society, including women. This work features Cairo Papers Vol. 27, No. 3.
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Author Biography - Solava Ibrahim
Solava Ibrahim is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge. She has worked for the United Nations Development Program and consulted for the Arab Women Organization and Bibliotheca Alexandrina. She taught political science and economics courses at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Cairo and Alexandria.