The World Bank (WB) has been requested by the Government of Egypt (GoE) to provide technical inputs to a potential agenda on fossil fuel subsidy reform.
One of the activity’s main tracks is the preparation of a communications and consultation strategy to support GoE in its efforts at building consensus around the proposed reforms and obtaining the opinions of various key stakeholders.
The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD-GSI) has been invited by WB to be part of the team to provide assistance on communications and consultation strategy.
A number of GSI’s Cairo-based external advisers from Environics, in the areas of policy analysis, energy and communication planning, have been asked to join this team.
The key areas of work under this assignment included:
Qualitative assessment of impacts of reform on key stakeholders,
Assessing key stakeholder views on reform, and
Development of a communications plan and strategy.