Egypt has not seen much progress following the Arab spring, despite its judiciary trying to resist political intervention. It has the worst fiscal transparency in the world, and recent attempts at reducing the administrative burden and increasing regulatory quality have a long way to go to make some difference. Major actors above the law like the army have been converting their power advantage into an economic one, further distorting the market and governance. While popular demand for good governance exists to some extent, the repression of the media, civil society and the judiciary makes control of corruption very implausible.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years