Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Sai announced on Sunday the launch of the electronic system to support President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's 'Hayah Karima' (Decent Life) initiative.
The system will identify the development needs of the low-income Egyptian villages targeted in the initiative, design a plan for various interventions, monitor and evaluate the impact of all efforts on development and quality of life, according to a ministry statement.
El-Said highlighted that the presidential initiative’s importance of providing a dignified life for Egyptian citizens, adding that the initive aims to relieve the burdens on citizens in the neediest communities in the countryside and informal areas of urban areas.
"The initiative depends on the implementation of a set of service and development activities that would guarantee a decent life for that group and improve their living conditions, while improving the economic, social and environmental conditions for families in poor villages,” said the minister.
She added that the initiative will also enable targeted groups to obtain all basic services and access job opportunities in order to support the independence of citizens, and motivate them to improve the standard of living for their families and their communities.
The new electronic system has been merged with the databases belonging to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), which will be used in making planning decisions.
The minister noted that this system has become binding on all parties involved in implementing the initiative as per Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s recent decision to adopt it as a tool for preparing and following up the Decent Life initiative plan.
For his part, the assistant to the Minister of Planning, Jamil Helmy, who is responsible for the Decent Life initiative file, said that learning tools have been incorporated in the system’s design to facilitate and spread the culture of efficient performance within the state's administrative apparatus.
In December, Egypt’s El-Sisi launched the second stage of the Decent Life Initiative to provide better living conditions for the neediest villages in Egypt.
The president stated that the second stage of the initiative targets 50 districts, with a total of 1381 villages, and the homes of 18 million citizens.