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Firstly established on October 1 st , 2020 as part of the organizational structure of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, the unit is mainly responsible for the scientific production of the institute.
Not only does the unit produce quality research, policy papers and articles; but it also engages and networks with academics, scholars, experts, and other stakeholders to enrich debates on governance and sustainable development.

The Governance for Sustainable Development Journal (GSDJ) is the unit’s flagship publication. GSDJ is a blindly peer reviewed journal, specialized in governance and sustainable development and released quarterly. Scholars, researchers and experts from various disciplines and backgrounds are welcomed to contribute to the publication.

In addition, in cooperation with different stakeholders, the unit initiates and runs programs that seek to raise citizens’ awareness about governance and sustainable developmen t.


The unit seeks to become a pioneering research unit and a hub for decision makers, businessmen, civil society leadership and citizens to engage and debate issues of governance, sustainable development and competitiveness.


  1. Improving the decision making process by involving and engaging all concerned stakeholders.
  2. Providing science-based guidance and recommendations to decision makers, private sector and civil society on issues of governance, sustainable development and competitiveness.
  3. Reinforcing scientific production, and its quality, on issues of governance, sustainable development and competitiveness.
  4. Providing information about stakeholders’ efforts in regard with governance, sustainable development and competitiveness, as a way of elevating the state administrative apparatus’ efficiency.
  5. Studying and evaluating national, regional, and international best practices with regard to governance, sustainable development and competitiveness, and how Egypt can benefit from them.
  6. Simplifying concepts of governance and sustainable development for ordinary people and providing advice on how to bring these concepts to life in people’s day-to-day interactions and economic activities.