With the conclusion of Cycle III, Tamkeen would like to share with you the a report on the results of the cycle. Please download the full report here.


In Cycle III, Tamkeen communities completed 223 projects in 27 communities around 4 Syrian provinces. The combined population of communities supported by Tamkeen in this cycle was well over 1.5 million people. In implementing these projects, communities spent $3.04 million, out of a total of $3.7 that was allocated to them- a total of 81% of the funds that were allocated.

With regards to governance performance, Tamkeen’s communities scored an averages of 70%-87%. The programme observed 5 cases of the community members demanding organizations adopt good governance practices because of Tamkeen, as well as 9 cases of local organizations adopting good governance practices because of Tamkeen.

Service delivery sector impacts:

Below is a breakdown of the impact of each of Tamkeen’s 5 service delivery sectors:

1. Health: 24 health projects

Beneficiaries: In Cycle III we estimate to have reached 83,900 direct beneficiaries (those we estimate to have received actual care or treatment) and 885,100 secondary beneficiaries (those that will benefit from the availability of the service).

Outputs: 22 medical facilities were equipped or have received equipment and a total of four ambulances were purchased or restored/equipped. One vocational training centre specialising in health was established and 217 existing medical staff are being trained. 123 people received salaries for an average of 3.1 months.

2. Education: 38 education projects

Beneficiaries: We estimate to have reached 53,583 beneficiaries, of which 30,106 are children and 17,110 are women. We estimate to have reached 96,463 secondary beneficiaries during Cycle III

Outputs: 41 schools repaired/renovated/established, including classrooms and centres. In total, 570 people have received salaries for an average of 2.6 months.

3. Infrastructure: 63 infrastructure projects

Beneficiaries: We expect to reach 538,510 direct beneficiaries and 1.8 million secondary beneficiaries. Because infrastructure projects tend to deliver water, electricity, sanitation and general municipal services there is a higher proportion of secondary to direct beneficiaries.

Outputs: 13 repairs or expansion to water networks (including 8 wells, distribution networks, one water filtration system) were made which was estimated to have delivered 292,700 litres of water to nearly 27,000 families per month (though this is not verified). 40 vehicles or large pieces of mechanical equipment (e.g. ambulances, trucks, tankers, maintenance trucks, buses) have been purchased or repaired. A total of 230km of roads were repaired. In total, 112 people are scheduled to receive salaries for an average of 3.0 months.

4. Livelihoods/Food Security: 6 livelihoods and 2 food security projects

Beneficiaries: We estimate to have reached over 148,875 direct beneficiaries and 232,500 secondary beneficiaries.

Outputs: 6 bakeries were complete which were expected to deliver 20,000kgs of bread per month. In besieged areas a tractor has been rented to sow pea seeds (Saqba). 22 people are scheduled to receive salaries for an average of 1 month. In terms of food security projects, we expect these projects to deliver 190 tons of wheat.

5. Governance: 36 governance projects

Beneficiaries: We estimate to have reached 366 direct beneficiaries and 672,000 secondary beneficiaries.

Outputs: 34 staff have been hired and trained and 28 people received salaries for an average of 3 months.