Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mahmoud Mohieldin praised the first conference of the “Decent Life” initiative, which took place on July 15, in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Mohieldin said, in a recorded speech to the conference, that the United Nations (UN) considers the initiative as one of the leading programmes for implementing sustainable development programs around the world.
He added that the assessment of the UN is based on international standards, and taking into account all the rules of sustainable development goals (SDGs), including the fight against extreme poverty, the principle of equal opportunities for all segments of the society, including the empowerment of women and children, as well as the focus on enhancing the quality of life in villages, and the most impoverished neighborhoods.
“The initiative assures improving of the quality of life, which will help in promoting growth and sustainable development in villages,” he added.
“Decent Life” a national project aimed at developing the Egyptian countryside, namely infrastructure.