Strategic Mid-Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey 2016-2019/2020

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Publication Date June 2021
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Report published in June 2021 comprising a mid-term assessment of Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

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The Facility is a key component of the EU-Turkey Statement from 2016 and aims to provide assistance to refugees and host communities in the areas of basic needs, education, health, socio-economic support, protection and municipal infrastructure. The Facility provides a joint coordination mechanism, designed to ensure that the needs of refugees and host communities are addressed in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

This strategic mid-term evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey is governed by Commission Decision C(2015)9500, which requires the European Commission to carry out an evaluation of the first tranche of the Facility by December 2021, in full coordination with Member States. The purpose of the evaluation is:

  • to provide an overall assessment of the performance of the Facility to date, focusing on intermediate results measured against its objectives;
  • to provide lessons learned and actionable recommendations to improve current and future actions and strategy.

The evaluation covers the conception, design and implementation period of the first tranche, from its inception in late 2015 up to early 2021 when this evaluation was finalised. It also includes subsidiary analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on refugees in Turkey. Recommendations are forward-looking and, given the strategic nature of the exercise, do not confine themselves narrowly to the period of the first tranche. These were presented on 7 July 2021.

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European Commission: Press Release, 07/07/2021: Mid-Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU support made a significant contribution to the welfare of Syrians and others fleeing conflict in the region

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