The year 2019 began with the launch of the presidential initiative, a decent life, to improve the standard of living and provide job opportunities in small and medium enterprises for poor groups in the most needy areas. And in the year 2020.
The “Decent Life” Foundation was announced as a civil, non-profit organization entrusted with implementing the goals of the initiative. Indeed, cooperation has taken place between three main ministries, namely, local development, social solidarity and planning, as well as the participation of about 16 civil society institutions, and a number of initiatives have been implemented to serve a number of Villages and centers where the poverty rate has reached more than 70%, so material support was provided to the neediest groups, some services were provided through infrastructure repair, restoration and development of homes, urgent surgeries, health services, medicines and prosthetic devices, and a contribution to providing job opportunities or Marriage of orphans and the incapable.
At the beginning of 2021, the initiative was expanded to become the “national project for the development of the Egyptian countryside.” The objectives in four main areas as monitored by a study of the Egyptian Center for Thought and Studies are:
Basic infrastructure (water and sewage networks, gas networks, electricity, communications and the Internet…).
Public and social services (schools, hospitals, health units, service offices, agricultural and veterinary units, security service centers, technology centers, youth centers).
Social protection and job creation (social protection and economic empowerment programs, developing handicrafts and professions, providing job opportunities, small and medium enterprises…).
Institutional development, community participation and skills development (by involving citizens in implementing, operating and ensuring the sustainability of these projects, developing the skills of rural people, and working to increase awareness and culture…).