Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)

Centre de recherches statistiques, économiques et sociales et de formation pour les pays islamiques

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Set up as a subsidiary organ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), following resolution 2/8-E, adopted by 8th Islamic Conference of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), May 1977, Tripoli (Libyan AJ). Activities started 1 June 1978. Also known as Ankara Centre -- Centre d'Ankara. Previously known under the acronym SESRTCIC and CRSESFPI.


Support the process of cooperation and development among member states by activities in statistics, research, training and technical cooperation, and publish results; compile and disseminate economic and social statistics relating to OIC members; undertake research work based on such data; study economic structures in member states; prepare technical reports and background documents for presentation to related OIC fora; act as computerized source of information; function as focal point for technical cooperation; organize and conduct training courses.

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Implemented through project-oriented annual work programmes. Participates in and contributes to many OIC economic fora.

/Library and Documentation Unit/ - includes about 17,000 books, over 145 periodicals, over 7,100 documents and reports and over 500 SESRTCIC reports. Library is a Depository Library of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

/Computerized Information Systems/ - installed in 2004 and maintains online databases, designed at the Centre's computer facilities, which provide different sets and types of information extracted from various sources: 'Documentation System' - bibliographic database of books, documents and statistical publications; 'Article Abstracts' - abstracts and bibliographic information on articles in learned journals; 'Technical Cooperation' - information on research, training, consultancy, mass-media and higher learning institutions within OIC community, collected through periodic questionnaires; BASEIND Statistical Database - basic socio-economic indicators on member states.

/Research/ Centre produces reports and/or technical background documents for OIC meetings, staff papers and articles to be published in the Centre's journal.

/Training/ Short to medium term courses are organized in collaboration with national and regional training institutions. Participants selected from the member states are placed into training programmes in the member states themselves.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 57 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Statistics
  • Education
    • Training
  • Sociology
    • Sociology
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Theology
    • Islam

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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28. Jun 2018
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