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Ghada Waly

Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt

Ghada Waly is the current Minister of Social Solidarity in Egypt. Prior to her appointment in 2014, Minister Waly was appointed in 2011 by the Prime Minister of Egypt as Managing Director of the Social Fund for Development (SFD) mandated to focus on youth employment and expand SMEs access to finance. Before the SFD, Minister Waly was Assistant Resident Representative at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Poverty Reduction and Job Creation Team Leader, and the Millennium Development Goals focal point. While at UNDP, Minister Waly led the Development of the Governorate Human Development Reports and Egypt’s Millennium Development Goals Reports.