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Launch of the Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities Project
October 22, 2013Ankara, Turkey

Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy, the Government of Sweden (SIDA), and the World Bank launched a project to support increasing access of women to economic opportunities in Turkey. The projects includes a call for academic studies and research.

Announcement for Call for Academic Studies to be carried out on 

Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities

by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the World Bank

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies (General Directorate on the Status of Women-KSGM) and the World Bank are implementing a project on "Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities" to ensure women's access to economic opportunities in Turkey and to increase their access to more employment opportunities with better conditions funded with the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) grants. 

The project focuses on strengthening the evidence base needed for designing policies in these areas, compiling data and information, sharing them with key actors and stakeholders, and carrying out supportive actions aimed at specific groups. 

The project foresees supporting academic studies so as to enable and inform evidence-based policy-making. In this way, it is aimed to promote research and information generation on gender equality in employment at the national level with a focus on policy-making.

A total budget of US$300,000 has been allocated to support academic studies. Studies will be classified into three groups with a budget of USD 15,000; USD 35,000 USD 50,000; and according to their characteristics and nature.

The projects will be evaluated by a jury of competent academics in the field of study. Information on research topics, selection criteria, implementation schedule, application procedures, etc. can be accessed from the links below.

Proposals of academic studies must be delivered to the following address by November 25, 2013, no later than 6 pm Ankara time (c.o.b) by hand or via post, and also sent by electronic mail to

World Bank Ankara Office, Dünya Bankası Ankara Ofisi, Uğur Mumcu Caddesi No:88, 06700 Gaziosmanpaşa, Ankara,

Proposals should include the reference: "Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities". This reference should also be used as the subject line for email submissions.