7th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Working Group

The 7th Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on February 11th, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Accessibility of Vulnerable Groups to Social Protection Programmes in the OIC Member Countries.”

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 15 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely, Afghanistan, Albania, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, IDB, SESRIC, UNESCAP and Turkish Red Crescent Society (KIZILAY) have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in accessibility of social protection programmes for vulnerable groups in their respective countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies “Accessibility of Vulnerable Groups to Social Protection Programmes in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2015” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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