The Fourth Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on September 18th, 2014 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Institutional System of the Social Safety Net 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, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Chad, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Suriname and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), World Bank Ankara Office and Tepebaşı Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, best practices, challenges and policy implementations in increasing the capacity of the human resources in the SSN system and Promoting Management Information System (MIS) in the COMCEC Member Countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Institutional System of the Social Safety Net Programmes in the OIC Member Countries” and “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2014 –Revised Edition” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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