SESRIC






OIC Poverty Alleviation Programme (OIC-PAP)

Progress in eradicating poverty remains highly uneven across the OIC Member States. Incidence of poverty, both in monetary and multidimensional terms, remain very high especially in low and lower middle income OIC countries located in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia regions. Poverty eradication is a complex task because of the multifaceted nature of poverty. Like many of their developing counterparts, governments of the OIC Member States are facing a myriad of issues and challenges in their fight against poverty including access to basic services, availability of financial resources, institutional capacity and political will. This state of affairs necessitates strengthening and enhancing cooperation and collaboration in various poverty related issues at both regional and international levels.

Based on the strong support from the representatives of OIC Member States after the Workshop on Innovative Social Assistance Strategies in Poverty Alleviation, held in Ankara, Turkey on 12-14 December 2011, SESRIC launched the OIC Poverty Alleviation Programme (OIC-PAP) to play more active role in the coordination and organisation of all possible capacity building activities towards poverty alleviation efforts in the OIC Member States.

Questionnaire and Terms of Reference (ToR) Files

SESRIC urges all relevant national institutions in the OIC Member States to participate in the OIC Poverty Alleviation Programme (OIC-PAP). The valuable participation of national institutions will help SESRIC to effectively plan and implement capacity building training activities which will play an important role in the improvement of human capital in the OIC Member States.

The relevant national institutions in the OIC Member States are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire available, in the three official languages of the OIC, from the links below:

►   Download the Questionnaire (English) (Arabic) (French)

The Terms of Reference need to be completed by the beneficiary institutions of the OIC Member States to identify the exact scope of the requested capacity building activities. The files can be downloaded from the links below:

►   Terms of Reference for Training Courses (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Training Workshops (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Study Visits (English) (Arabic) (French)

Main Subjects

International Poverty Reduction Policies Poverty Reduction Projects Social Assistance & Aids Programs
Organizational Development& Policy Analysis    

Implemented Activities

Venue Date Information
Istanbul Turkey 26-28 October 2016 Conference on Employment of Persons with Disabilities in OIC Member Countries
Jakarta Indonesia 22-23 March 2016 Training Course on ‘Organisational Development and Poverty Analysis’ in Indonesia
Ankara Turkey 13-15 October 2015 Training Workshop on “Beneficiary-Oriented Social Assistance Models”
Mogadishu Somalia 23-27 August 2015 Training Course on ‘‘Poverty Reduction Through Small-scale Fisheries’’
Tirana Albania 03-04 August 2015 Training Course on 'Regional Poverty Reduction Policies' in Albania
Ankara Turkey 14-15 May 2015 Workshop on ‘‘Rural Development Policies’’
Banjul Gambia 26-28 May 2014 Training Course on 'Social Assistance & Aid Programmes' in Gambia
Paramaribo Suriname 06-08 May 2014 Training Course on 'Poverty Reduction Projects' in Suriname
Kuwait 29-30 April 2014 Training Programme on 'Poverty Reduction Policies' in Kuwait
Moroni Comoros 26-28 November 2013 Training Course on 'Rural Development Projects' in Comoros
Amman Jordan 25-27 November 2013 Training Course on 'Regional Poverty Reduction Policies' in Jordan
Ankara Turkey 26-28 June 2013 Workshop on “Innovative Solutions to Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of the Poor”
Ankara Turkey 15-16 May 2013 Training Course on 'Poverty Alleviation Strategies'
Saudi Arabia 23-30 June 2012 Study Visit to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Foundation and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) by Ministry of Family and Social Policy of the Republic of Turkey
Ankara Turkey 12-14 December 2011 Workshop on Innovative Social Assistance Strategies in Poverty Alleviation