Egypt’s young people matter because their aspirations, participation, energies, imagination, values and ideals will shape the country’s future. Like youth across the world, they hope to lead full and productive lives, form their own families and engage in a wider national and global context. Their decisions, as the next generation heading households, communities, the government and the work force, will affect the welfare of the entire nation. In some countries, youth transitions appear smoother and young adults appear to have greater opportunities for blooming mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually than in others. They have wider choices, greater access to information for decision-making, more space for civic participation, and their voice is heard. The aim of this report is to show how outcomes for youth in Egypt will depend on building their human capital with appropriate policies, investments and programs.