Europe and Central Asia


Integrated Policy

Improving the System of Social Protection through the Introduction of Inclusive Quality Community-Based Social Services

The programme brief description

The purpose of the JP is to make a transformative change in the current system of social service delivery in Turkmenistan, to reach out to the most deprived and vulnerable population and to address their specific needs. The programme will design a new model of inclusive community-based services for children at risk of separation from parents, children without parental care, children with disabilities, youth at risk, women facing gender-based violence, people with disabilities and older persons in need of support with basic everyday care. 


The programme will pilot a community-based social worker model engaged in identification, assessment and case management as well as piloting specialised social services to meet specific needs and support people to live independent lives in their communities. The JP will develop a mechanism for social contracting, improve a social work curriculum and will support drafting of legislative amendments and other institutional framework (standards, service specifications). The JP will support establishment of a government inter-sectoral coordination mechanism, as well as support economic analysis and advocate for the new system of community-based social services to be incorporated into the state budget. 

Target groups

Children, people with disabilities, the elderly, women facing gender-based violence, youth at risk.


Quick facts

Total budget:
US $ 2,350,000

UN Agencies:


National Partners:

Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Parliament, Institute of State, Law, and Democracy

January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 (30 months)

Financial Information