Please note that the Winners Showcase event will take place on Monday June 17, 2013. More information about the day of the event, including how to attend the public session will be available soon.


For information about this competition in Arabic, please go to the World Bank Egypt page


In response to Egypt’s needs and inspired by the new spirit instilled by the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, the World Bank Group is committing financial and technical resources towards job creation, poverty alleviation, and promoting an inclusive and, equitable economic development model in Egypt through its DM program.



The Egypt DM is a collaborative effort supported by several partners. While it is being managed and coordinated by the World Bank Group, including the World Bank, the World Bank Institute and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), several partners are planning to financially contribute to the Egypt DM program. Those include the AlKorra Foundation for Sustainable Development (Egypt), the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Department for International Development for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Additional pro-bono technical support has been committed by other reputable organizations such as Ashoka, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Misr El Kheir Foundation, Nahdet El Mahrousa, the Social Contract Center (SCC) as well as corporate-sector partners including CISCO, Delta Aromatic, Innoventures, Microsoft and Sobh for Food Industries and Coldstore.


What is the Egypt DM?

The Egypt DM aims to contribute to job creation among young Egyptian men and women by providing financial and technical assistance to social enterprises and inclusive businesses within the agriculture supply chain and handicrafts. The Egypt DM is a national program that will start with a national competition. Based on a rigorous, competitive selection process during which applications go through rigorous, merit-based review by panels of development experts from inside and outside the World Bank who short-list a group of finalists from a pool of applications including a Face to Face DM event, the Egypt DM program will support at least 30 social enterprises, enabling them to create more jobs as they continue to grow over the next few years.


Competitions and Support Provided

Selected social enterprises will be eligible for funding, training, and mentoring services. Requests for DM funding must not be greater than the equivalent of US$25,000 per social enterprise. Finalists will be eligible for four capacity building workshops while DM winners will be able to receive on-going capacity building and mentoring services for the duration of the Egypt DM program. The competition is expected to support approximately 45 social enterprises.

Call for Proposals Egypt DM - Arabic.pdf676.56 KB
Application Form Egypt - Arabic.doc676.56 KB
Call for Proposals Egypt DM - English.pdf783.19 KB
Application Form Egypt DM - English.doc377 KB
Frequently Asked Questions Egypt DM - Arabic.pdf535.95 KB
Notice - Extension of Egypt DM deadline to Jan 12 2013.pdf183.92 KB