There is a widespread poverty and growing inequality in many countries around the world. This requires more inclusive growth strategies to address the challenges of most deprived populations. An effective way of supporting such disadvantaged groups is to enable them to earn their own income by supporting their participation to economic activity. Therefore, inclusive growth strategies should include prudent labour market policies that aim at increasing the rate of participation in labour force and thus decreasing the scope of economic inactivity in the country.
In this connection, SESRIC regularly prepares OIC Labour Market Reports and presents the main findings during the Islamic Conferences of Labour Ministers. The reports analyses the current state of labour market in OIC countries and discusses some important aspects of labour market policy and developments. These included the problem of labour inactivity and policies to promote economic activity for special target groups, youth unemployment, social protection, and occupational safety and health. The Report, therefore, significantly contribute to the deliberations on the current state and challenges of OIC countries in the area of labour and employment.