Top global development employers in Egypt: A primer

A view of the city of Cairo in Egypt. Photo by: Joonas Plaan / CC BY

Egypt is not only one of the political and cultural lynchpins of the Arab world. With its abundance of homegrown aid groups, the country also serves as the region’s leading international development hub.

Cairo, Africa’s largest city, hosts a great number of these organizations, including some of the biggest and oldest Arab engineering consultancies; many of them have a long history of working with bilateral and multilateral donors on projects in Africa and the Middle East. The Egyptian capital is also the birthplace and home of the League of Arab States, one of the most influential political and cultural organizations in the Arab world.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.