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Maat’s Policy Analysis Unit publishes a new paper entitled

Maat’s Policy Analysis Unit publishes a new paper entitled
“A Vision for Reclassification and Rearrangement of Civil Work Organizations in Egypt”

The Policy Analysis Unit of Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights published a new paper entitled A Vision forReclassification and Rearrangement of Civil Work Organizations in Egypt” as a part of the project “The Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Enhance Public Policy During the Transitional Period” which is implemented by the foundation and funded by the European Union during 2016-2017.

In the context of the current discussion linked to changing the non-governmental organizations law in Egypt, to be consistent with the text and essence of the constitution from one side and the international commitments from the other side, “the Public Policy Analysis Unit” at MAAT Foundation is issuing a set of policy briefs addressing different aspects for civil work to assist the legislative institution to seek the best practices in amending the law, where the most recent paper tackled the classification of civil work institutions in Egypt and the necessity for the new law to include just and adequate rules in dealing with the non-governmental organizations according to their specific weight, institutional capacity and their growth.

The paper reached a vision reports that the non-governmental organizations from the legal aspect should be classified according to two criteria: 1) the nature of the main activity, and 2) the organizational level.

As for the key activity nature, the paper suggested that the organizations should be registered as: 1) relief organizations, 2) supportive organizations, 3) defense organizations, 4) research organizations, 5) cultural organizations, and 6) social and religious services organizations.

For the classification according to the organizational level, the paper suggested that the organizations should be divided into three categories: A, B, and C, each of those classifications should have an administrative level to deal with: the (ministry, directorate or administration), the paper also suggested that the order should be according to an important set of criteria led by: the internal governance type in the organization, annual budget size, having a consultative status or the membership of international and regional organizations, geographical scope of the organization’s activities and the results and impact of the organization’s work.

The full paper is available on the following link https://www.maatpeace.org/1YSTC

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