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OIC Health Report 2015

H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, addressed the 5th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 17-19 November. During his address, H.E. Amb. Kulaklikaya briefed the august Conference about the major findings of the OIC Health Report 2015 and officially launched the report.

OIC Water Report 2015

SESRIC has published the OIC Water Report 2015 which comes out filling an important gap in water research publications in the OIC and presenting objective information and analyses on the current state and challenges facing OIC member countries in this important area. The OIC Water Report 2015 will be useful in expanding the body of knowledge in the OIC member countries in the domain of water and will contribute to the decision making process in OIC member countries through enacting appropriate policies and strategies that will enable the OIC countries to successfully address the water challenges they face.

OIC Labour Market Report 2015

SESRIC has launched the OIC Labour Market Report 2015 during the 3rd Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia during 28-30 October. This report analyses the current state of labour market in OIC countries and addresses some of the key related issues which still constitute major challenges for them in this important area. These include skills development and employability, job creation and youth employment, social protection and safety, and participation and migration. The report is organized in six sections:

State of Gender and Family Well-Being in OIC Member Countries

This report highlights differences between men and women in selected social and economic aspects and provides insights into the current state of family well-being in OIC member countries in a comparative perspective. Four important aspects of social and economic life, namely education, health, violence and social security are examined from a gender-equality perspective. The report also highlights the role of women in decision-making process. Finally, the report elaborates on the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in creating a more enabling environment for empowering women and family well-being in the OIC countries. The report concludes with specific policy implications for addressing gender equality, empowering women, and improving overall family well-being in OIC countries.

Measurement of Poverty in OIC Member Countries 2015

Poverty is a complicated and multi-dimensional phenomenon that goes beyond the monetary aspects. In fact, it is associated with poor economies, poor human resources, poor social services provision, and poor policies to tackle the challenges facing human and socio-economic development. Poverty also arises when people lack access to adequate civic amenities like education and health services. Therefore, the status, the determinants, and the policy measures required to eradicate poverty would, by definition, vary from one country to another.

Integration of Waqf and Islamic Microfinance for Poverty Reduction: Case Studies of Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh

This publication, edited by Prof. Savas Alpay, former Director General of SESRIC, and Mohamed Aslam Haneef, Professor at IIUM, presents the output of two-year collaboration between SESRIC and the Centre for Islamic Economics of International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) on a research project that covered three OIC countries namely, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. The research project aimed at developing an integrated Waqf-based Islamic microfinance model to optimize the use of combined resources of Waqf and Islamic microfinance institutions in OIC countries with a view to enhancing the effectiveness of IMF and Waqf institutions in addressing the socio-economic needs of the society, particularly through effective poverty alleviation programs.