TURKEY - IMPAQ provided technical assistance and consulting services to the Turkish government to assess the social impact of privatization on the Turkish economy and workforce. As a part of the World Bank’s Privatization Social Support Project (PSSP) in Turkey, the study incorporated three separate studies, each with its own objective and implementation methodology:
As part of the data collection efforts, IMPAQ conducted a quantitative survey to assess the economic status of 3,000 workers displaced by privatization, and a qualitative survey to assess the needs and coping strategies of 200 displaced workers. Each of the surveys was administered at three points in time during the course of the study. In addition to these data collection efforts, IMPAQ collected administrative data to conduct a quasi-experimental comparison study of participants in labor redeployment programs.
For this project, IMPAQ provided technical experts in a variety of fields, including survey design and development, qualitative impact analysis, and experimental design of evaluation impact. IMPAQ implemented the studies with assistance from Turkish subcontractors and local Turkish consultants. Final project reports included a thorough analysis of the data, conclusions, recommendations, and policy implications.