Magued Osman

Magued Osman
4th Minister of Communications and Information Technology
In office
February 2011  July 2011
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf
Preceded by Tarek Kamel
Succeeded by Mohamed Abd-el-Kader Salem

Dr. Magued Osman (Arabic: ماجد عثمان) is the CEO and Director of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research "Baseera," which ran the only transparent public opinion surveys by phone for the first Egyptian Presidential elections in 2012. Baseera implemented also the first exit poll in the middle east.

He is the former Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt from February to July 2011 in the caretaker government. Before being appointed as a minister, Dr. Osman was the Chairman of the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers' Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).

Dr. Osman is one of the Pioneers of Statistics and national information in Egypt; He is a Professor, at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In 2012, he led the World Values Survey in Egypt.[1]

He has an extensive technical and consultancy experience in the fields of poverty targeting, statistical policies, and public policy for a number of prestigious local, regional institutions, and international organizations; such as Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, Saudi Arabia, the Economic Research Forum (ERF), UNIEF, the Canadian International Development Research Centre, UNDP, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Dr. Osman is the editor and lead author of 2016 Human Development Report (HDR). The report discusses social justice in Egypt.

National committees


Born in Cairo on November 4, 1951. He has two brothers Hussein Osman and Amr Osman. He is married to Dr. Fadia Elwan Professor of Psychology at Cairo University with three sons Hesham Osman, Walid Osman and Tarek Osman.



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See also


  1. "Principal Investigator Magued Osman". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
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