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The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey Survey Report II

Oct 1, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which was classified as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by WHO (the World Health Organization), have an adverse impact on the activities of civil society organizations like many other sectors. TUSEV came together with stakeholders from civil society at certain stages of the process; created platforms for sharing knowledge and experience related to the ongoing situation. As an output of these discussions - and to use the results in the planning of advocacy activities to be tailored for different stakeholders; TUSEV created the Survey on The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey, to determine the common problems experienced by CSOs during this period in a more participatory manner. In total, 170 CSOs participated in the survey, the first phase of which was conducted between April 10 and 15, 2020. The results of the survey were evaluated by stakeholders from different parts of civil society under the coordination of TUSEV.

The ongoing epidemic has created the necessity of monitoring the current status of civil society organizations and determining their changing needs. In this context, the second phase of the survey has been designed. The survey consisted of 39 questions under six topics (General Questions, Current Resources, Impact of COVID-19 on Your Organization, Grants and Funds, Aids and Donations and Employment and Sustainability), which were answered by 141 CSO representatives, between August 11 and 19, 2020. This report provides a comparative evaluation of both surveys.