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

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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)

Operation Number:

TREESP3.2.CCTII

Implementation Period:

19.06.2019 - 18.06.2020

Operation Beneficiary:

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

Website / Social Media Accounts:

https://ailevecalisma.gov.tr/sygm
https://twitter.com/SosYarGM

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 Euros 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:
(As of November 2020)

The direct grant component of the Operational Agreement entered into force as of 10.06.2019.

Direct grant contract signed within the scope of the operation started on 19.06.2019 and ended on 18.06.2020. Meanwhile, six management meetings and two Steering Committees were held during the implementation of the direct grant component.

As a part of communication strategy activities which aim to inform the target group about direct 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 the direct grant component with a budget of 27 million Euros, 315,77 TL (50 Euros) per student was transferred to Turkish Post Office (PTT) accounts of parents of 325.415 beneficiary students for the first semester of 2019-2020 education year. 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.

Within the scope of the direct grant component, 214.44 TL (32.73 Euros) per student was transferred to Turkish Post Office (PTT) accounts of parents of 327.741 beneficiary students for the second semester of the 2019-2020 education year. An informative SMS was sent to the parents of the students regarding the issue, and the public was informed about the project by using media and social media tools.

The contract under service component of the operation was signed on 27 August 2020.