The targeted villages most in need were divided according to the data and surveys of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in coordination with the relevant ministries and bodies.
It includes villages having 70% of poverty rates or more: the villages most in need that require urgent interventions.
Villages ranging from 50% to 70% of poverty rates: the poor villages that need intervention but are less difficult than the first group.
Villages below 50% of poverty rates: fewer challenges to end poverty.
The first phase targets 1413 villages most in need and the most vulnerable ones to extremism and intellectual terrorism, where their poverty rates ranging from 70% or more. It also targets 20 governorates, 52 centers, and 10611 dependencies.