A comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date statistical information base is essential for sound decision-making processes in any society. To cater for such a need of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries, the the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) has been established as a subsidiary organ of the OIC with a multifaceted mandate that includes, in particular, the compilation, processing and dissemination of up-to-date and reliable information and statistics on the major social and economic indicators in the Member Countries.
Since its establishment in 1978, SESRIC has been making strenuous efforts to fulfil this specific task at the highest possible level through the publication of various statistical volumes and series both in hard cover and on its website. While the first edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the OIC Member Countries was published in 1980, the content of following Statistical Yearbooks have been continuously updated and enriched. Thanks to the online statistical database of the Centre, OICStat, a user-friendly system of accessing online statistical data with download option in various formats, users can access to the most up-to-date data around the clock.
Noteworthy to mention that the content and quality of our statistical publications may further be improved by the constructive participation and active support of our Member Countries. We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all concerned for their cooperation and support and look forward to receiving their feedback and comments that would help us improve our statistical publications.