The case of Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme for Syrians and other refugee children: As a strategy for supporting education of refugee children

Through the years, the number of people coming from Syria has increased, and now it is the 10th year of crisis, and Turkey is still known as "the country hosting the largest number of refugees in the world." The crucial point about this statistic is the striking fact that almost 50% of them are children, and almost 40% of them are out of school. Turkey expanded the national Conditional Cash Transfer for Education Programme to increase the schooling among refugee children, considering the economic vulnerability of the refugee families, predominantly Syrians, for refugee children with the EU's financial support. I found the opportunity to involve in the project for almost four years in different roles. Although the project evaluation reports and case studies indicate the positive effect of CCTE on refugee children's education, I always believe there is a need to study this issue from an academic perspective in order to reveal the gaps and needs in regard to refugee education. In line with that, in this study, apart from the literature, I have interviewed the experts who are part of the key actors and the practitioner for the programme. In this context, this study aims to investigate the issue of refugee children's education in Turkey from the bottom with the case of the v Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for Refugees project to the top with the social policy recommendations for the education of refugee children.