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Economic Courts
Economic Courts
USAID/Egypt

The Government of Egypt aims to improve public management systems and government services provided to citizens, fight corruption in government agencies, and increase government efficiency and accountability while streamlining business and investment-related registration processes. The Government of Egypt envisions improved government efficiency and transparency through automation, staff training, and the development of systems.

USAID’s Economic Courts activity will support Egyptian reforms to improve the efficiency and timeliness of case resolution while raising the quality of services in the Economic Courts to be consistent with international standards. To achieve these goals, USAID’s Economic Courts activity will partner with the Ministry of Justice and Economic Courts to introduce court automation and e-litigation in an effort to digitize court functions to strengthen transparency, improve internal court management, and heighten accountability of the Economic Court system. In addition, the activity aims to build court human resource capacity by institutionalizing a myriad of training and continuing education opportunities for the court’s administrative and judicial staff.

Implementing Partner: Tetra Tech DPK; Life of Project: August 24, 2020 – 2025; Total Estimated Cost: $19 million; Governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Tanta, Mansoura, Beni Suef, Assiut, Qena

GOALS

  • Design and implement automated court functions to increase the efficiency of processing and adjudicating cases 
  • Identify legal barriers to the investment climate and commercial disputes
  • Improve transparency of functions and decisions of the Economic Courts through different interventions such as publishing courts decisions, developing a central website and other information portals, and promoting E-Justice
  • Encourage organizational change within the Economic Courts to support greater efficiency and transparency through developing training programs for judges and court staff to enable them to actively and confidently use all new information, communication, and technology applications, in addition to advancing their legal professional development

EXPECTED RESULTS 

  • Automate the eight economic courts in Egypt so that they are linked with each other and other relevant stakeholders to resolve cases more efficiently and in accordance with applicable international standards
  • Enable judges and court staff to use automated function more effectively, thereby improving timely enforcement of decisions
  • Reduce number of in-person transactions and wait time for routine court functions
  • Increase public awareness of Economic Courts case decisions and statistics and improve customer experience

 

Last updated: August 11, 2021

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