Technical Assistance for Improving the Blood Transfusion Management System in Turkey
17 July 2019
Improving Job and Vocational Counselling Services (IQJVC)
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Technical Assistance for Improving the Blood Transfusion Management System in Turkey
17 July 2019
Improving Job and Vocational Counselling Services (IQJVC)
17 July 2019

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:

01.04.2019-30.09.2022(Implementation period has ended.)

Operation Beneficiary:

Social Security Institution (SSI)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

The Operation, which has been implemented in seven provinces (Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Elazığ, İzmir, İstanbul and Malatya), was a 42-month direct grant programme. The Operation consisted of 2 components: financial support programme and academic research component.

The aim of the financial support programme was to financially support women with young children in the amount of 100 Euros so that they can receive institutional early childhood education and care services for their children, thus enabling women to return to work life and promoting their formal employment. Within the scope of the operation; it was aimed to provide financial support to a total of 10.250 beneficiary mothers.

Within the scope of the academic component, it was aimed to prepare a total of 2 research reports, an impact analysis report and a policy recommendation document. The subject of the first research reports was the reconciliation mechanisms and leave arrangements regarding parents' work-life balance, while the second one’s was alternative and innovative maternity and parental leaves and benefits. The impact analysis report focused on the actual impact and sustainability of the financial support program implemented under the Operation. In addition, as the final output of financial support programme and research activities; it was also aimed to prepare a policy document that proposes an innovative and concrete model in the fields of institutional childcare, work-life balance and formal employment of women.

Current Situation:
(As of November 2022)
(Implementation period has ended.)

The Direct Grant Contract was signed on 19.02.2019. The implementation process started on 01.04.2019 and was aimed to be completed on 30.09.2022. The opening meeting was held on 22.02.2019. In addition, Monthly Management Meetings and 6- monthly Steering Committee Meetings were held.

As of 30 September 2022, which is the completion date of the Operation, the following activities were carried out within the scope of the Financial Support Programme:

1- An information management system has been established to register beneficiaries and make payments.
2- The Operation's Communication Strategy was prepared and visibility materials were designed.
3- Project personnel were recruited, project implementation offices were set up and furnished, and a promotional campaign was carried out.
4- Financial support pre-registrations, which started on 15.10.2019, were terminated on 01.10.2021 as the quotas were full. The number of pre-registrations reached 157.755 as of the end of the project. Final registrations started on 01.11.2019. During the project, the number of registered mothers reached the highest 18.632. As of the end of July 2022, the last payment month of the project, there were 6.509 active registered mothers and 12.123 mothers lost their beneficiary status.
5- For the November 2019-May 2022 entitlement periods, 36.273 monitoring visits were made to pre-school care institutions for 34.020 beneficiaries by local office staff. These visits provided a manual payment inquiry for project grant payments.
6- During the January 2020-July 2022 payment periods, a total of 23.726.100 Euro financial support was provided to 17.959 mothers who met the payment conditions (who passed the online payment inquiries and were not suspended as a result of the monitoring visits). In addition, a total of 1,784,300 Euro stationery payments were made to beneficiaries who were entitled to receive financial support payments at least once. The total payment amount was 25.510.400 Euros as of the end of September 2022.
7- The project closing conference was held on September 2, 2022. At the event, the achievements and outputs of the project were shared with related parties.

As of September 30, 2022, the following activities were carried out under the Project Academic Component:

1- Within the scope of the communication campaign and the academic component, the “Registered Women's Employment: Challenges and Opportunities Conference” was held in Ankara on 05.10.2021 with a hybrid model. The event reached to 24 face-to-face and 470 online participants.
2- Within the scope of research activities, the first workshop was held online on 6-7 October 2021 with 101 participants following the Conference. The second and last workshop was held on 19-20.07.2022 in two half days as a hybrid model. A total of 59 people has participated to the workshop.
3- Three study visits have been carried out as part of the research component of the Operation. The first visit was organised as online to Czechia on 20-22 April 2022. The second visit was held in Denmark on 23-25 May 2022, and the third visit was held in Spain between 21-23 June 2022.
4- In the light of the workshops and study visits, the work-life balance research report and the maternity, paternity and parental benefits report were completed.
5- The impact analysis report was completed in Turkish and English.
6- A policy recommendation document was also drafted based on the results of other reports.