There is a momentum in Egypt for a critical assessment of pressing development challenges in the aftermath of dramatic political shifts in the country. This change is fueling demand for new, more open and innovative approaches, offering an opportunity for policy-makers to develop information and communications technology (ICT) enabled interventions to address the country's issues in the urban and transport sectors. There is also a pressing need to support the efforts of the public and private sector to develop ICT skills and professional networks for entrepreneurship and employment, especially in light of the high youth unemployment and underemployment in ICT. ICT can even reach those at the bottom of the pyramid given almost ubiquitous access to mobile networks and increasing access to mobile broadband and cheaper smart phones. Such ICT tools offer an opportunity to collect feedback and data from citizens and more closely involve them and their views in development and public decision-making.