Agenda, Working Group session on Simplification of Administrative Procedures for Egypt
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Presentation of the results of the work of the OECD/SIGMA – ERRADA Working Group on
simplification of administrative procedures to the Board of Trustees of ERRADA and to other
2 June 2016, Cairo, Egypt
In September 2015 OECD/SIGMA and the Egyptian Regulatory Reform & Development Activity (ERRADA) launched its
• Familiarise the Working Group with the European Principles for Good Administration as a framework to deliver
efficient and effective administrative services to citizens and businesses;
• Run a pilot analysis of a selected administrative service – the renewal of industrial licencing in Egypt – to
determine ways to simplify procedures in the selected service; and
• Come up with a set of recommendations for decision-makers for the simplification of the selected
administrative service in.
The purpose of the event is to introduce the results of the co-operation and to provide a platform for discussion on the
implementation of the specific recommendations. The event will also focus on the future application of the pilot and
the efforts of the Egyptian authorities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of service provision for the sake of
citizens and businesses.
The event is open for the Egyptian and international Press on the results of the discussion.
9.30–10.00 Arrival of participants
10.00–10.10 Welcoming speech of Ms. Dalia Salem Head of the European Sector Ministry of International
10.10–10.20 Welcoming speech of the representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt
10.20–10.30 Introductory remarks by Mr Hesham Ragab, Minister's Advisor, Counsellor for Legislative affairs,
Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs
10.30–10.40 Introductory remarks by Mr Peter Vagi, OECD/SIGMA Senior Adviser and Country Co-ordinator
10.40–11.10 Presentation of the results of the OECD/SIGMA – ERRADA by Dr Tarek Hamza, Executive Director
of ERRADA , Mr Mohammed Eissa, Head of Procedures Simplification Department, ERRADA and
Mr Wolfgang Rusch, OECD/SIGMA Expert
11.10–11.50 Discussion on the results of the co-operation on simplification of administrative procedures and
next steps of application of the piloted approach in Egypt
11.50–12.00 Wrap-up and conclusions (next steps), led by Mr Hesham Ragab, Minister's Advisor,
Counsellor for Legislative affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs
The working language of the event is English, consecutive interpretation to and from Arabic will be provided.