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Who We Are

The Egyptian Research and Training Center (ERTC) was established in 2000 by Dr. Abdel-Hamid Abdel Latif. It is an independent and private entity committed to providing academic scholars, policy makers, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, and market research firms with accurate and reliable information on public attitudes, values and opinions concerning influential aspects of life.

ERTC currently collaborates with partners domestically as well as in the United States, Japan, and a number of countries in Europe and the Middle East. Collaborators represent major international universities and professional research organizations, including the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, the Gallup World Organization, and the Ford Foundation.

ERTC conducts all elements of the survey research process and relies on a variety of data collection tools including face-to–face interviews, telephone interviews, web surveys, and focus group facilitation. Center staff have professional training and experience in data processing, documentation, analyses, and report production.

Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Latif


Dr. Abdel-Latif graduated from Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Sociology, having specialized in demography, research methodology, and survey research. Since 1970, he has held academic posts at several universities in the United States, Canada, and Egypt. His research interests include value orientation and intergenerational value shifts. He has collaborated on a number of surveys with prominent scholars at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio State University, Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, and the University of Maryland. He has also been retained as the Principal Investigator for Egypt in the Gallup World Polls since 2005.

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25.9 %
The illiteracy rate in 2013

12.9 %
Unemployment rate in 2014

per 100000 live births
The birth rate in 2014

marriage case per thousand
The marriage rate in 2014