2nd Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Working Group

The 2nd Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on December 26th, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Targeting Mechanisms of the Social Safety Net Systems in the COMCEC Region”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 14 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group, namely, Azerbaijan, Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Representatives of the COMCEC Coordination Office, IDB, SESRIC, World Bank Ankara Office and Municipality of Altındağ have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges regarding targeting mechanisms of the social safety net systems in their respective countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies “Targeting Mechanisms of the Social Safety Net Systems in the COMCEC Region” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2013” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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