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The Role of Egyptian Female Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era post-COVID-19


Publié en avril 2022. Rédigé par Doaa Salman



In the context of the digitalisation of economies impulsed by the so-called “cloud revolution”, business opportunities are expanding, thus boosting the economy. As the COVID-19 forced many sectors of the economy to recourse to digital technologies to maintain their activities, a significant gap has been observed between countries equiped with digital economies and many developing countries which faced an increase of the poverty and unemployment rates.

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In most cases, these challenges affected females to a larger extent than males. According to the International Labour Organization, the Arab States saw the second- largest drop in the number of employed women, with women’s employment falling by 4.1% and men’s by 1.8% between 2019 and 2020, thus widening the gender gap. The reduction of the digital divide, with a specific effort towards the promotion of female entrepreneurship, is absolutely necessary. This paper explores the effect of COVID-19 on female entrepreneurial activities and the government role in accelerating female participation. It provides essential policy recommendations to improve the situation of women entrepreneurs in Egypt in the digital era.

 







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