The Fifth Meeting of the COMCEC Poverty Alleviation Working Group was held on February 26th, 2015 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Activation Policies for the Poor in the OIC Member States”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 16 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Poverty Alleviation Working Group namely, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda. 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 Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Art and Vocational Training Courses (İSMEK) have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, best practices, challenges and policy implementations in increasing the efficiency of the activation programmes and policies in the COMCEC Member Countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Activation Policies for the Poor in the OIC Member States” and “COMCEC Poverty Outlook 2014 -Revised Edition” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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