Research & Publications

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A selection of our research is linked below. This includes policy reports presented for clients, academic reports undertaken with our partners, and papers written for our own Development Analytics Research Paper Series.
 

 

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List of our publications

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Does Quality Matter in Determining Child Care Prices? Evidence from Private Child Care Provision in Turkey
Didem Pekkurnaz, Meltem A. Aran, Nazli Aktakke
September / 2021
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
Academic Publications
Child care
https://ijccep.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40723-021-00088-4
How to Assess the Child Poverty and Distributional Impact of COVID-19 Using Household Budget Surveys: An Application Using Turkish Data
Meltem A. Aran, Nazli Aktakke, Zehra Sena Kibar, Emre Üçkardeşler
August / 2021
The European Journal of Development Research
Academic Publications
Poverty, COVID-19
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41287-021-00451-8
Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Volume II: Sector Report on Health
Elizabeth Dyke, Safir Sumer, Hazal Colak, Yali Hajhassan
June / 2021
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, Health
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/strategic-mid-term-evaluation-facility-refugees-turkey-2016-20192020
Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Volume II: Sector Report on Socio-economic Support
Francis Watkins, Meltem Aran, Gökçe Baykal, Nazli Aktakke, Lewis Sida, Tom Barton
June / 2021
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, Socio-economic Support
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/strategic-mid-term-evaluation-facility-refugees-turkey-2016-20192020
Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Volume II: Sector Report on Protection
Julian Murray, Hazal Colak, Nazli Aktakke, Yali Hajhassan
June / 2021
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, Protection
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/strategic-mid-term-evaluation-facility-refugees-turkey-2016-20192020
Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Volume I: Main Report
Lewis Sida, Julian Murray, Meltem Aran, Christopher Talbot, Elizabeth Dyke, Nur Abdelkhaliq Zamora and Francis Watkins, Gökçe Baykal, Safir Sumer, Nazli Aktakke, Hazal Colak, Yali Hajhassan
June / 2021​
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, Evaluation
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/strategic-mid-term-evaluation-facility-refugees-turkey-2016-20192020
Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Volume II: Sector Report on Education
Christopher Talbot, Nazlı Aktakke, Hazal Colak, Yali Hajhassan
June / 2021
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, Education
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/strategic-mid-term-evaluation-facility-refugees-turkey-2016-20192020
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Used in Development Projects: A Handbook for Civil Society Organizations
Aylin Topal
October / 2020
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Academic Research & Publications
Research Methods
https://b50852f2-fdef-42e1-adf9-b42650e2a9fc.filesusr.com/ugd/b70f3f_3bb8e1e5fdd247f2b5dd32b44c664466.pdf
Harnessing the Power of Youth: An Analysis of Youth Not-in-Employment, Education or Training (NEET) in Turkey and Policies and Civil Society Models that Promote Active Youth Engagement
Nazli Aktakke, Hazal Colak, Zeynep Baser, Sena Buyukavci, Cagla Tabak
October / 2020
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Policy Reports
Youth
https://b50852f2-fdef-42e1-adf9-b42650e2a9fc.filesusr.com/ugd/b70f3f_6f620347fb334d4e84959b06161abd2a.pdf
Estimating the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Poverty in Georgia using a Micro-Simulation Model
Meltem Aran, Nazli Aktakke, Cagla Tabak
August / 2020
UNICEF Georgia
Policy Reports
Poverty, Impact of COVID 19, Microsimulations, Cash transfers
https://www.unicef.org/georgia/media/4871/file/COVID-19%20impact%20on%20child%20poverty%20in%20Georgia.pdf
ESSN Mid-term Review Report
Nick Maunder, Karin Seyfert, Meltem Aran, Nazli Aktakke
February / 2020
ReliefWeb
Policy Reports
Refugees, cash transfers
https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/essn-mid-term-review-20182019-february-2020
Can Father Training Programmes Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence: Lessons from a Parenting Intervention in Turkey
O. Gokce Baykal, Meltem A. Aran, Nazli Aktakke
July / 2019
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Gender and Women's Empowerment
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3425952_code1164664.pdf?abstractid=3425952&mirid=1
Decentralised Evaluation of the ECHO funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) in Turkey
Nick Maunder, Team Leader; Karin Seyfert; Meltem Aran; Gökçe Baykal; Marta Marzi, Gabrielle Smith
April / 2018
WFP
Policy Reports
Refugees, cash transfers
https://www1.wfp.org/publications/turkey-echo-funded-emergency-social-safety-net-evaluation
Education of Disadvantaged Children in the OIC: the Key to Escape from Poverty
OIC
October / 2017
COMCEC Coordination Office
Policy Reports
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
http://ebook.comcec.org/Kutuphane/Icerik/Yayinlar/Analitik_Calismalar/Yoksullugun_Azaltilmasi/Toplanti10/index.html
Impact Evaluation Methods in Evaluating Development Programmes and Applications from Turkey
Dr. Meltem Aran, Dr. Güneş Aşık, Dr. Gökçe Baykal, Dr. İrem Güçeri, Dr. Murat Kırdar, Dr. Beyza Polat, Nazlı Aktakke.
August / 2017
EADI
Academic Research & Publications
Early Childhood Education and Care
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b70f3f_8b148f11f4f94497b74b9cff9a94b84c.pdf
Life in Transition Survey- Gender Analysis and Gender Modules
Nazli Aktakke (Development Analytics), Meltem Aran (Development Analytics), Ana Maria Munoz Boudet
August / 2017
The World Bank
Policy Reports
Gender and Women's Empowerment
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/292661555050624619/pdf/Gender-Relations-in-Europe-and-Central-Asia-Results-from-the-Life-in-Transition-Survey-Third.pdf
Building an ex-ante simulating model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies: an application using provider-level data from Turkey
Meltem A. Aran, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Nazli Aktakke
December / 2016
The World Bank
Other Academic Research & Publications
Early Childhood Education and Care
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/779341481739875633/Building-an-ex-ante-simulation-model-for-estimating-the-capacity-impact-benefit-incidence-and-cost-effectiveness-of-child-care-subsidies-an-application-using-provider-level-data-from-Turkey
Can Regulations Make It More Difficult to Serve the Poor? The Case of Childcare Services in Istanbul, Turkey
Meltem A. Aran, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Nazli Aktakke
November / 2016
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Other Academic Research & Publications
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare,Early Childhood Education and Care
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/jZMTqaTCI2yXeQkArIve/full
Women's Invisible Contribution: Quantifying the Economic Value of Women's Unpaid Care Activities in Turkey and Policy Options to Reduce Women's Care Burden
Meltem A. Aran, Nazlı Aktakke
June / 2016
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Gender and Women's Empowerment
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2798620
Benefit Incidence of Fuel Subsidies in Madagascar and Recommendation for Child-Friendly Allocations
Meltem A. Aran, Nazlı Aktakke, Martin C. Evans
July / 2016
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Early Childhood Education and Care
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2817364
Supporting Access to and Retention in Employment for Women by Enhancing Child Care Services in Turkey
Agence Française de Développement
May / 2016
AFD
Policy Reports
Youth, Skills & Employment
http://librairie.afd.fr/en/nt-16-child-care-turkey/
Maternal and Child Health in Turkey Through the Health Transformation Program
Meltem A. Aran, Nazlı Aktakke, İpek Gürol, Rıfat Atun
December / 2015
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Early Childhood Education and Care,Gender and Women's Empowerment ,Health Policy & Equity
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2701839
Supply and Demand for Child Care Services in Turkey: A Mixed Methods Study
The World Bank and Ministry of Family and Social Policy of Turkey
September / 2015
The World Bank
Policy Reports
Early Childhood Education and Care
https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/114451467999711217/supply-and-demand-for-child-care-services-in-turkey-a-mixed-methods-study
Improving Basic Services Delivery for the Poor in the OIC Member Countries
Ministry of Development of Turkey, COMCEC Coordination Office
September / 2015
COMCEC Coordination Office
Policy Reports
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://www.sbb.gov.tr/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Improving_Basic_Services_Delivery_for_the_Poor_in_the_OIC_Member_Countries.pdf
Socioeconomic Impact of Mining Activity: Effects of Gold Mining on Local Communities in Tanzania and Mali
Beyza Polat, Nazlı Aktakke, Meltem A. Aran, Andrew Dabalen, Punam Chuhan-Pole, Aly Sanoh
October / 2014
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare,Sustainability, Agriculture and Rural Development
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2533961
Can Child Care Vouchers Get Turkish Mothers Back to Work? Estimating the Employment and Redistributionary Impact of a Demand Side Child Care Subsidy in Turkey
Meltem A. Aran, Herwig Immervoll, Cristobal Ridao-Cano
October / 2014
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Early Childhood Education and Care,Gender and Women's Empowerment
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2533946
Turkey on the Way of Universal Health Coverage Through the Health Transformation Program (2003-13)
The World Bank Group
September / 2014
The World Bank
Policy Reports
Health Policy & Equity
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21059
Final Evaluation: “Father Training for Violence-Free Families” (Turkey)
Meltem Aran, Nazli Aktakke, Gokce Baykal, Danya Chudacoff, Ulas Sunata, Cengiz Ciftci
March / 2014
UN Women
Evaluation reports
Gender and Women's Empowerment
http://www2.unwomen.org/-/media/field%20office%20untf/publications/2018/evaluation%20digital%20library/5%20turacevfecompressed.pdf?la=en&vs=5248
Early Childhood Health and Education Outcomes and Children's Exposure to Multiple Risks in Turkey
Meltem A. Aran, Cristobal Ridao-Cano
September / 2014
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Health Policy & Equity
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2333443
Good Jobs in Turkey
The World Bank Group
November / 2013
The World Bank
Policy Reports
Youth, Skills and Employment
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22568
Women and Health: Analysis of the Economic Value of Informal Health Care by Women in Turkey
Harvard School of Public Health and the LANCET Commission on Women’s Health
September / 2013
The Lancet
Academic Research & Publications
Gender and Women's Empowerment ,Health Policy & Equity
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60497-4/abstract
Inequality of Opportunity in Access to Basic Services Among Egyptian Children
Meltem A. Aran, Lire Ersado
July / 2013
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2292461
A Methodology Note on the Employment and Welfare Impacts of the 2007-08 Financial Crisis
Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Meltem A. Aran, Mehtabul Azam, Jesko Hentschel
June / 2013
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2286698
Universal Health Coverage in Turkey: enhancement of equity
Rifat Atun, Sabahattin Aydin, Sarbani Chakraborty, Safir Sumer, Meltem Aran, Ipek Gurol, Serpil Nazlioglu, Senay Ozgulcu, Ulger Aydogan, Banu Ayar, Ugur Dilmen, Recep Akdag
June / 2013
The Lancet
Academic Research & Publications
Health Policy & Equity
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61051-X/abstract
Agricultural Technology Diffusion in a Post-Conflict Setting: Evidence from an Experimental Study in Eastern Turkey
Meltem A. Aran
January / 2013
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Sustainability, Agriculture and Rural Development
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2281668
Welfare Impact of the Global Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 on Turkish Households: Evidence from a Specialized Monitoring Survey in 7 Provinces
Meltem A. Aran
February / 2013
SSRN
Development Analytics Research Paper Series
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2281828
Protection in Good and Bad Times? The Turkish Green Card Health Program
Meltem A. Aran, Jesko Hentschel
August / 2012
SSRN
Academic Research & Publications
Health Policy & Equity
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2133813
Recent Trends in Female Labour Force Participation in Turkey
Arzu Uraz, Meltem A. Aran, Müşerref Hüsamoğlu, Dilek Okkalı Şanalmış, Sinem Capar
March / 2010
SSRN
Academic Research & Publications
Youth, Skills and Employment
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2283112
Poverty and Inequality Changes in Turkey (2003-2006)
Meltem A. Aran, Sırma Demir, Özlem Sarıca, Hakan Yazici
March / 2010
SSRN
Academic Research & Publications
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2282455
Measuring Inequality of Opportunity with Imperfect Data: The Case of Turkey
Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Jeremie Gignoux , Meltem A. Aran
February / 2010
SSRN
Academic Research & Publications
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1559721