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Supporting Registered Employment of Women through Institutional Childcare Services (INST-CARE)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.II Promoting Employment and Employability

Title of the Operation:

Supporting Registered Employment of Women through Institutional Childcare Services (INST-CARE)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:


Operation Beneficiary:

Social Security Institution (SSI)

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Interventions and Estimated Results:

The Operation is implemented in seven provinces (Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Elazığ, İzmir, İstanbul and Malatya) and has a direct grant component. The duration is 42 months and the Operation has also an academic research pillar.

The purpose of the Operation is to implement a pilot scheme for promoting registered employment of women having small child by supporting them financially for institutional childcare services. In the scope of the Operation, a total of 10.250 beneficiary mothers are planned to be financially supported.

Besides, a total of 2 research reports and an impact analysis report will be prepared. First one will be on reconciliation mechanisms related to working time and permissions for work-life balance of parents. The second one will be on alternative and innovative maternity and parental benefits such as care insurance application. The impact analysis report will focus on the actual impact and sustainability of the financial support programme implemented by the Operation. As the final output of the financial support and research activities, a policy paper for an innovative and concrete model for institutional childcare will be prepared.

Current Situation:
(As of April 2022)

The direct grant contract was signed on 19.02.2019. Implementation period started on 01.04.2019 and it is planned to be finalized on 30.09.2022. Kick-off meeting was held on 22.02.2019. Within the scope of the Operation, Monthly Management and Steering Committee Meetings continue to be held.

As of April 2022, as part of the financial support programme, following activities have been realised:

1- An information technology (IT) infrastructure was established to register beneficiaries and pay the grants.
2- Operation’s Communication Strategy has been prepared, visibility materials have been designed.
3- The pre-registration was started on 15.10.2019 and closed on 01.10.2021 since the quotas were met. The pre-registration number reached 157.755 as of the end of October 2021. The final registrations started on 01.11.2019. The number of registered mothers (beneficiaries) reached 18.630 at its peak. By the end of March 2022, there are 6.992 actively-registered mothers and 11.638 mothers have lost their beneficiary status.
4- A total of 21.176.900 Euro ECEC support and 1.783.400 Euro stationery payments were made to 17.940 beneficiary mothers who met the payment terms, including January 2020- March 2022. The total payment amount is 22.960.300 Euro as of the end of March 2022.
5- 33.768 visits to ECEC institutions for 31.504 beneficiaries have been carried out by the staff of local offices until March 2022.
6- As a part of communication campaign, “Registered Women Employment: Challenges and Opportunities Conference” was carried out on 05.10.2021 in Ankara with a hybrid model. There were 24 face-to-face, 470 online participants.
7- As a part of research activities a workshop was organized after the Conference on 6-7 October 2021 online with 101 participants.
8- One desk study report on work-life balance has been completed and the draft version of the second desk study report on maternity benefits has been drawn.
9- Preparations for the study visits to be organised within the scope of the research activity of the Operation are ongoing.
10- Preparatory activities for the impact analysis report are continuing and the report is expected to be finalized by August 2022.