Employment Promotion Project (EPP)

Project description

Title: Employment Promotion Project (EPP)
Commissioned by: Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Egypt
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE), Egypt
Overall term: 2020 to 2023

Three apprentices having their training in industrial mechanics / cable manufacturing


With an annual population growth rate of two per cent, Egypt’s population is expected to reach 120 million by 2030. This means a large workforce of 60 million will be in need of suitable employment. With an unemployment rate of 10.4 per cent in 2020, many people being underemployed and a lot of work taking place in the informal sector, this poses major economic and social challenges to the country.


Women participating in a workshop for Khayameya patchwork in Desouk


Egyptian youth receives support to find suitable and decent employment. A reform of technical education has increased the employability of young people.


The project contributes to reforming Egypt’s technical education in the following areas are:

Policy advice and quality management in technical education
Facilitating evidence-based dialogue on the future of work. Setting up key quality assurance, accreditation and execution units.

Enhancing private sector involvement
Supporting public-private cooperation to promote technical/dual education and improve graduate employability through demand-oriented, dual-system curricula and Centres of Competence.

Providing labour-market intelligence
Working to make labour-market information more evidence-based. Improving policymakers’ access to information and the effectiveness of career advisory and placement services.

Facilitating transition-to-employment
Implementing career advice and placement services specific to target groups that ensure better employment opportunities for young people. Offering orientation activities to prep school students and parents to raise awareness of employment prospects in technical occupations.

The project is committed to achieving gender equality by mainstreaming gender across its interventions.

Last update: September 2021

Career Guidance for students at the Tourism and Hotel Institute

Additional information

Additional information