UNDP: Egypt Made Great Strides Towards Integrated Local Development

The Egyptian government has made great strides towards integrated local development by adopting large-scale initiatives, such as the “Decent Life” Initiative, UNDP Resident Representative Alessandro Fracassetti said.

During a workshop organized on Tuesday 10/1/2023 by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in cooperation with UNDP, Fracassetti noted that the presidential initiative offers an important opportunity to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by focusing on the poorest villages and those left behind.

Highlighting the principal role of local governments in the development process, the UN official said UNDP is working for applying its local government experience to localize sustainable development goals and ensure their integration.

Meanwhile, Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna said according  to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives, the government has been devoting increasing attention to localizing sustainable development goals for inclusive and sustainable growth and balanced regional development, which are two essential elements of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy towards Egypt Vision 2030.



Governments of Egypt and UAE launch ‘Egypt Services Centre’

Egypt’s government formed a business collaboration with the government of the UAE and launched the exclusive “Egypt Services Centre” in the governorate of Aswan.

The governments of the UAE and Egypt inaugurated the “Egypt Services Centre” in the Aswan Governorate, which is the first of its kind in Egypt.

The inauguration, which is part of the strategic partnership between the two countries in government modernisation, was attended by an Emirati delegation that included Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs; Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs; Mohamed bin Taliah, Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government; and Mariam Khalifa Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the Arab League.

It was also attended by an Egyptian delegation that included Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development; Dr. Hala Elsaid, Minister of Planning and Economic Development; Omar Marwan, Minister of Justice; Major General Ashraf Attia, Governor of Aswan; and several senior officials from the Egyptian government.

The center will adopt a smart system to provide over 30 individual government services, including civil status services, public banking services, documentation services, commercial registry services, industrial development services and traffic services.