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Strengthening the Impact of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in Turkey for Increasing High School Attendance-II (CCT-II)

Action /Activity:

Action III. -Social Policy and Inclusion
Activity III.I. -Capacity Building for Social Inclusion
Activity III.II. -Facilitating Access of the Disadvantaged Persons to Social Protection and Labour Market

Title of the Operation:

Strengthening the Impact of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in Turkey for Increasing High School Attendance-II (CCT-II)

Number of the Operation:

TREESP3.2.CCTII

Operation Beneficiary:

Directorate General of Social Assistance (DGSA) in the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services (MoFLSS) of the Republic of Turkey

Interventions and Estimated Results:

CCT-II Operation will be composed of both a direct grant component with the duration of 12 months and a service component with the duration of 30 months.

* Within the scope of direct grant component with the budget of 27 million Euros, financial support aiming to cover start-of semester costs of maximum 360.000 CCT beneficiary students will be provided at the beginning of first and second semester (50 and 25 Euro respectively) in 2019-2020 education year.

* Within the scope of the service component with the budget of 2.6 million Euros, to be implemented in 12 provinces throughout Turkey, there will be trainings for Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations (SASF) staff and MoNE personnel, awareness-raising meetings for service providers at local level, impact analysis for CCT scheme in Turkey, a projection study to estimate future demand for social assistance/CCT in Turkey, M&E Mechanism for DGSA, developing a model for integration of Social Assistance and Social Services in Turkey, coordination and awareness meeting with the participation of local actors and closure conference.

Current Situation:

The Operational Agreement of CTT-II Operation came into force as of 10.06.2019 and until now, three management meetings were held. The fourth meeting will be held in October.

As a part of communication strategy activities which aim to inform the target group about grant component and raise awareness, informative posters about the project were printed and distributed to 288 Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations before making the first payment.

Within the scope of direct grant component with a budget of 27 million euros, 50 euros per student, equivalent to 315,77TL according to Central Bank official buying rate of exchange on 16 September 2019 which is a total amount of 102.756.294,55 TL, equivalent to 16.270.750 euros was put into the project’s bank account in Turkish Post Office (PTT) in order to be transferred into the existing PTT bank accounts of parents of 325.415 beneficiary students. These accounts are also used for National CTT programme. This payment was transferred by PTT into the bank accounts of parents of beneficiary students on 20 September 2019. An informative SMS about the payment was sent to parents and the public was informed of the Project via social media and mass media channels.

The procurement process is ongoing for service component. For detailed information:

http://ihale.ikg.gov.tr/list.aspx?lang=tr