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

Operation Number:

TREESP3.2.CCTII

Implementation Period:

Direct Grant Component: 19.06.2019 - 18.06.2020
Service Component: 23.11.2020 - 13.03.2024 (to be extended)

Operation Beneficiary:

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

Website / Social Media Accounts:

https://www.aile.gov.tr/sygm
https://www.instagram.com/sntiiprojesi/
https://www.facebook.com/SNTIIProjesi
https://twitter.com/SNTIIProjesi?t=4wLXOnMPopDJEmMKpk0wxw&s=08
https://www.linkedin.com/company/%C5%9Fnt-ii-projesi/
https://snt2projesi.com/

Interventions and Estimated Results:

CCT-II Operation is composed of a direct grant component with a duration of 12 months and a service component with a duration of 36 months (excluding the suspension period).

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

• Within the scope of the service component being implemented in 18 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, a study about M&E Mechanism for DGSA, developing a model for integration of Social Assistance and Social Services in Turkey, coordination and awareness-raising meetings with the participation of local actors and a Closure Conference.

Current Situation:
(End of April 2024)

The direct grant component of the Operation entered into force on 19.06.2019 and completed on 18.06.2020. During the implementation period of this component, seven Management Meetings and two Steering Committee Meetings have been held.

As a part of the Communication Strategy activities that aim to inform the target group about direct grant component and raise awareness, informative posters about the Operation were printed and distributed to 288 Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations before making the first payment.

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 about the Operation via social media and mass media channels. For the second semester of the 2019-2020 education year, 214.44 TL (32.73 Euros) per student was transferred to Turkish Post Office (PTT) accounts of parents of 327.741 beneficiary students. As it was the case also in the first semester, parents of the students were sent informative SMSs and the public was informed.

Service contract of the Operation was signed on 27.08.2020. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, the contract was suspended as of 21.12.2020 and then implementation resumed on 12.04.2021. In the current situation, within the scope of the service contract, 35 Monthly Management Meetings and from the beginning of the Operation 9 Steering Committee Meetings have been held.

 

By the end of April 2024;

• Intervention 1:

- Under Intervention 1.1, the roadmap, agenda and training materials of trainings of Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations (SASF) staff were prepared and approved by the OB. As of April 2024, all the 40 sessions of SASF personnel trainings have been completed and 1.013 SASF staff members have participated to the trainings in total.

- Under intervention 1.2, literature review has been completed for the training of Ministry of National Education staff, regional focus group meetings have been held. The roadmap of the preventive/protective programme were prepared and approved by the Operation Beneficiary programmes. The first draft of the programme were submitted and within this scope, 4 workshops were realized in Ankara. The first draft of the intervention programme was submitted and 4 workshops were organized in Ankara. 3-day-workshop for finalizing the programmes before pilot trainings was held in December 2022 with 53 participants. Pilot trainings were finalized in 7 pilot pilot provinces 4 different types of schools. Upon the feedbacks taken from piloting phase, ToT was implemented with 304 guidance teachers in Ankara and the intervention was completed.

 

Under Intervention 2, Communication Roadmap have been prepared, social media accounts have been developed and they are actually in use. Also, visibility materials such as pens, notebooks, files, bookmarks, USBs, cloth bags and mugs have been prepared and and started to be delivered to service providers. The project web-site https://snt2projesi.com/ is published. Also, CCT-related awareness raising meetings for service providers have been organised. As of April 2024, 12 meetings have been completed. In total, 570 local participants have attended the meetings.

- The activities about preparation of the promotional video of the CCT programme within the scope of Intervention 2.2 have continued.

 

• Under Intervention 3.1, impact analysis of CCT assistance is finalized. Executive summary of the analysis has been published on project website https://snt2projesi.com/ .

• Under Intervention 3.2, within the scope of projection study, 12 workshops have been completed with 444 participants. The report of the projection study which has been prepared according to outcomes of the workshops was approved by the Operation Beneficiary on 28 February 2024.

• Under Intervention 3.3, Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for the DGSA will be prepared. For the study visit under this intervention, Portugal social assistance institution is selected. Outcomes of this study visit will be a best practice example for the mechanism.

• Under Intervention 3.4, 4 focus group meetings with 140 participants and 8 workshops with 250 participants were held under Social Assistance and Social Services Integration activity. Desk review activities under this integration study are ongoing.

 

• Under Activity 4.1, 24 coordination meetings were completed with616 local participants.