Information & Decision Support Center

Cairo, Egypt


The Information and Decision Support Center affiliated to the Egyptian Cabinet, is one of Egypt's leading think tanks. It is a governmental non-profit think-tank offering professional and specialized services to the decision makers. Since its establishment in 1985, the IDSC has undergone many facelifts to cope with the changes the Egyptian society went through. In its first phase (1985- 1999), IDSC dedicated its efforts towards the development of Egypt's information infrastructure, then the establishment of the Communications and Information Technology Ministry was a turning point that marked IDSC's role as a think-tank that supports the decision-making process in various development domains. In the second phase (1999 – 2005), IDSC became responsible for providing applicably scientific and pragmatic solution in various fields of life: political, economic, social and information technology management, olding constructive debates and societal dialogues As of 2005, in its continuous strive to effectively support the ongoing developmental plans of the country, IDSC's role has emerged as the main governmental think-tank in Egypt, supporting the decision-making process for a wide array of stakeholders. To realize its mission, IDSC is proactively keen in highlighting priority issues and pursuing global experiences and trends, to keep pace with the expectations and needs of the decision makers, and cope with the rapid pace of developments taking place within the Egyptian society.



The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) stands as one of the distinguished Think Tanks in Egypt, particularly for the Cabinet. Its main task is to support decision makers with regard to economic, social and political issues, while placing emphasis on priority issues to foster the reform efforts that push the development march forward. Moreover, IDSC strives to enhance relations with different ministries and government authorities, and to open communication channels with the public to measure the society’s attitudes towards national issues. IDSC also works on disseminating data and information, focusing on electronic dissemination. IDSC has significantly contributed to crystallizing the opinions and concepts that have an impact on the Egyptian government’s foreign and national policies through publishing various research, covering diversified themes, as well as books and working papers. Besides, periodicals and public opinion polls are prepared. It also organizes seminars, conferences, workshops and training programs.

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