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Key Challenges of Youth in OIC Countries

SESRIC prepared and submitted a background report on youth titled “Key Challenges of Youth in OIC Countries” to the 3rd Session of Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers that took place on 5-7 October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. Based on the most recent available statistical data, the Report reveals the key challenges of youth in OIC Member States in comparative perspective and reviews the existing trends in youth education, employment, inclusion and health in OIC Member States. The Report also provides concrete policy-recommendations to policy-makers at both the individual country level and OIC cooperation level in addressing the key challenges of youth with a view to ensure their full and equal participation into socio-economic life as well as to the development process of their respective countries.

Mapping Turkey’s Resource Centres 2016

Since early 1990s, Turkey has shown a significant potential to play a lead role in South-South cooperation within the group of the developing countries. Over the last two decades, Turkey has become a significant foreign aid provider and accumulated substantial development experience, know-how and technology to be shared with other developing countries, particularly with the OIC member countries. Turkey is willing to share and transfer its accumulated knowledge and best practices through South-South cooperation programmes with other IDB member countries. 

Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries 2016

SESRIC has launched the 2016 edition of its report titled “Agriculture and Food Security in OIC Member Countries: Opportunities for Cooperation” during the 7th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development, which was held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, from 26-28 April 2016. The report highlights the recent state as well as the constraints and challenges of agricultural development and food security in OIC countries. It examines major agricultural development issues in OIC countries such as agricultural production and productivity, trade in agriculture commodities, agricultural population and land use in agriculture, water resources and their use in agriculture, production and trade of food, food aid, prevalence of undernourishment, and impacts of food price volatility. The report also sheds light on the importance of promoting intra-OIC investment in the agriculture sector and concludes with a set of broad policy recommendations and some project proposals for enhancing OIC cooperation in this important area.

State of Gender in OIC Countries: Prospects and Challenges

SESRIC prepared and submitted a background report on gender issues titled “State of Gender in OIC Countries: Prospects and Challenges” to the Sixth Session of the Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States that took place on 1-3 November 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. Based on the most recent available statistical data, the Report reveals the key challenges of women in OIC Member States in comparative perspective and analytically measures the progress achieved by OIC Member States in terms of empowerment of women in various aspects of the socio-economic life. In details, the Report reviews the existing trends in education, health, violence, social security and decision-making issues from a gender perspective in OIC Member States. The Report further elaborates the role of NGOs in addressing gender issues with a specific focus on OIC Member States. The Report finally provides concrete policy-recommendations to policy-makers both at the individual country level and OIC cooperation level in addressing the key challenges of women with a view to ensure their full and equal participation into the socio-economic life as well as to the development process of their respective countries.

Humanitarian Needs of Syrian Refugees: Challenges of the Neighbouring Countries 2016

The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since the World War II. Humanitarian needs continue to climb up, population displacements are increasing, and an entire generation of children is being exposed to war and violence, increasingly deprived of basic services, education and protection. The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria has reached 13.5 million, approximately 6.5 million of whom are internally displaced. During the on-going internal war in Syria, insecurity, violence and collapsed infrastructure forced Syrian people to flee from their home. Around 4.8 million of Syrian people fled to neighbouring countries, with women and children making up three-quarters of the refugee population.

Education and Scientific Development in OIC Countries 2016

Education is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future. It is the core of human capital formation and central to development of a society. Investment in education and quality research at various national institutions are vital in achieving higher economic growth and reducing poverty and inequality. Quality education generates benefits to the society that go beyond the gains secured by the individuals involved. Similarly, research in science and technology (S&T) is of great importance and key to progress towards a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy. It promotes better understanding on different aspects of life, and helps to improve the standard of living by generating new knowledge and technological innovation.

Status of Cancer in OIC Member Countries

This report looks at the status of cancer in a comparative perspective. Based on the latest available data on new cancer cases diagnosed and deaths caused by the cancer, Section 2 of the report provides a detailed comparative analysis of burden of cancer in OIC countries. Section 3 of the report focuses at cancer prevention and control by taking stock of existing national capacities and policies to identify the major gaps in prevention, monitoring and surveillance, early detection, and control and cure of cancer in OIC countries. Section 4 gives a brief account of recent multilateral initiatives at both intra-OIC and international level to combat cancer. The report concludes with policy recommendations aiming to enhance the implementation of interventions at both national and intra-OIC and international cooperation level to prevent and control the incidence of cancers in OIC countries.

International Tourism in D-8 Countries: Prospects and Challenges 2016

This Report examines the performance and economic role of international tourism sector in D-8 countries in the latest five-year period for which the data are available. After introduction, Chapter 2 of the Report looks at selected international tourism statistics from a global perspective to set the stage. Chapter 3 of the Report focuses on D-8 countries and assesses the state of the tourism sector in terms of tourist arrivals, tourism receipts, economic role of international tourism and intra D-8 tourism. Chapter 4 of the Report elaborates the concept of “Islamic Tourism”, as a new direction in the tourism sector in D-8 countries with a great potential for sustainable growth and significant contribution to the development of the overall tourism sector in these countries. Chapter 5 of the Report finally summarizes the challenges ahead of the tourism sector in D-8 countries and proposes some recommendations to serve as broad policy guidelines to overcome these challenges.