Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Türkiye

Türkiye plays a vital role as a transit and receiving country for international migrants due to its location at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (particularly for Syrians since the crisis broke out in 2011). For the success of humanitarian cash assistance programmes and for ensuring we do no harm, it is important to understand the impact that refugees have on social, cultural and economic aspects of Turkish society and include programmes that enhance social cohesion with host communities as well as livelihood opportunities for refugees.

1 October 2021

ESSN Post Distribution Monitoring 11

Type:

post distribution monitoring

Organization:

IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

The study showed that non-recipient households were better in terms of having higher income and lower in LSCI and RCSI scores than PDM 10 compared with ESSN recipient households, who relied on coping strategies more than before. The Food Consumption Score also deteriorated more for ESSN recipients more than non-recipients, even though the level of expenditure on food was higher.

  • Community, engagement and accountability – Cash in Turkey
  • Data management – Cash in Turkey
  • Impact and effectiveness of cash assistance – Cash in Turkey
  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey
  • Shock-responsive programming – Cash in Turkey
  • Vulnerability and targeting – Cash in Turkey

15 April 2021

Exploring the Livelihoods of Women Refugees in Turkey a qualitative study on the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) applicants

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

This study explores the understanding of refugee women under temporary and international protection and their participation in the labour market, their access to opportunities, and the challenges faced. The study is based on ten remote FGDs conducted in September 2020 with 35 ineligible and 24 eligible women from five provinces, namely Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Gaziantep, and Hatay.

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey

28 August 2020

Livelihood Transition of the ESSN – Capacity Mapping and understanding the potential

Type:

Research

Organization:

IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

In December 2018, Facility for Refugees in Turkey (Frit) Office published its transition strategy from basic needs to livelihoods for the ESSN programme. The M&E team of Türk Kızılay conducted a Capacity Mapping Exercise in March 2019 to provide an overview of individuals receiving assistance as a starting point to design livelihood programmes.

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey

21 July 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

Type:

Research

Organization:

UNDP

This report provided an updated analysis of the situation to date and of results achieved by various actors so far in facilitating socio-economic inclusion of Syrians, expands the range of solutions currently available, notably on private-sector engagement and digital livelihoods opportunity, and shares policy recommendations on how to make the most out of the positive impact of the refugee presence, and increase the impact of ongoing and future programming.

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey

3 June 2020

Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprises in Turkey (11-22 May 2020)

Type:

Research

Organization:

Business for Goals

This reports is based on the results of a second survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises. The survey was administered online over the nationwide network of TURKONFED and TUSIAD. A total of 619 enterprises that participated in the survey responded to 26 questions about the impact of COVID-19, their prediction about evolution of the crisis and the kind of measures they need. The same questionnaire was administered to Syrian-owned enterprises through the UNDP which elicited responses from 32 enterprises.

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey

21 February 2020

How the EU and Turkey can promote self-reliance for Syrian refugees through agricultural trade

Type:

Research

Organization:

Brookings, TENT

The report is divided into three sections: 1) a discussion of the current situation facing Syrian refugees in Turkey and the efforts made to provide better employment opportunities for them; 2) the challenges and opportunities with respect to accessing employment, with an emphasis on the agricultural sector; 3) a set of policy recommendations developed through interviews and discussions with academics, civil society representatives, Turkish national and local government officials, and representatives of international agencies, as well as officials from the European Commission and Parliament.

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion – Cash in Turkey