Donor: United Nations Development Programme - Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT)
Implementing Party: SeeD
Dates: 05/05/2014 - 30/04/2015
Following its initial roll-out in 2013, the SCORE has been implemented over subsequent years (2014 and 2015) providing a time series for SCORE results. This has provided a test case of how the SCORE Index can be used as a monitoring tool as well as a diagnostic and predictive instrument. In particular, the changes in the SCORE findings over a three-year period provided a unique understanding of the public mind in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. Based on these findings, key policy recommendations were developed which were then shared with the negotiating stakeholders. SCORE results were widely disseminated to both local and international audiences through a communications campaign and a series of local outreach events.
The focus of the SCORE-Cyprus was on the two communities’ readiness for a political compromise to end the island’s de facto division. One of the most significant findings was that the index for political compromise among Turkish Cypriots fell over the course of one year between 2014-2015. This was attributed to Government of Cyprus policies, which denied Turkish Cypriots access to state benefits during this period. On the other hand, Greek Cypriots disposition towards a political compromise strengthened over the same period.