Enabling Business Environment

Focusing on improving the enabling environment (e.g. legal and regulatory reform) affecting MSMEs, USAID SEED assists in increasing the GOE’s capacity to understand and respond to enabling environment constraints. Our Business Enabling Environment (BEE) continues efforts to build the capacity of public and private sectors and boost their potential. The project provides demand-driven assistance, allowing GOE counterparts to prioritize areas in which it would most benefit from technical assistance; and emphasize apolitical technical assistance, for instance on conducting policy analysis and participating in public-private dialogue and conducting a Regulatory Impact Analysis ”RIA”.


  1. Increase GOE capacity to understand and respond to constraints in the enabling environment for MSME access to finance
  2. Increase GOE capacity to understand and respond to policy constraints to integrate MSMEs into value chains
  3. Strengthen capacity of GOE counterparts to undertake evidence-based policy reform

The Team

Amira Shoukry, Senior Advisor

Amira has 18 years of experience in various fields of the development sector. Her principal responsibilities focus on promoting the business environment for entrepreneurs and MSEMs in Egypt through working with government authorities and key private sector champions. Amira holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Alexandria University, an MBA degree from Georgia State University and is currently enrolled in a doctorate program in Ain Shams University.


Mai Salah, Program Assistant

Mai’s previous experience was in USAID projects and private sector. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University, 2007. She earned a Diploma in Management of Non- Governmental Organizations, 2013. Mai’s work in the development sector gives her a lot of opportunities to make a difference.


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