The 3rd Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on April 10th, 2014 with the theme of “Monitoring Mechanisms of the Social Safety Net Programmes in the COMCEC Region.”
The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 19 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Development Bank, SESRIC, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Deniz Feneri Association and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality have also attended the Meeting.
The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges regarding monitoring mechanisms of the Social Safety Net (SSN) Programmes in their respective countries. Moreover, the Studies titled “Monitoring Mechanisms of the Social Safety Net Programmes in the COMCEC Region.” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Outlook 2014” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office are also considered during the Meeting.
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