Democratic Governance

  • Development of Preventive Justice Programs for Legally Empowered Citizens and Increased Access to Justice for All in Turkey

    The Project aims to support the endeavors of the Government of Turkey within the scope of the justice reform in the country for legally empowered citizens who have enhanced access to justice. The Project will achieve this through upstream level activities for institutional and individual capacity assessment in the justice sector and ii) downstream level activities for public awareness on legal rights.

  • Support to the Institutional Administration of the Presidency of the Court of Cassation in line with the International Standards

    The Project at hand fits within the overall technical knowhow and capacity building framework that is being established between the Presidency of the Court of Cassation and UNDP Turkey with the aim of supporting the Presidency of the Court of Cassation in improving the institutional administration of the high courts in Turkey in light with the international standards. Within this context, the Project is built upon the areas of need identified within the scope of the Initiation Plan, which was jointly implemented by UNDP and the Court of Cassation in 2010.

  • Support to the Improvement of Practice of Mediation in Criminal and Civil Justice System in Turkey

    The Programme aims to support the endeavors of the Government of Turkey to improve the practices of alternative dispute resolution in criminal and civil justice system of Turkey. The Project will achieve this through the capacity enhancement and awareness raising programmes for judicial actors and other relevant professionals on mediation in criminal and civil disputes.

  • Improvement of Civilian Oversight in Turkey Phase II

    The overall objective of the Project is to support expanded enjoyment of civil rights by Turkish citizens and democratic control of internal security forces by the regulatory system and public administration of Turkey. The specific objective of the Project is to contribute to the progress towards the overall objective spelled out above, the project aims at establishment of institutional and regulatory framework conditions for an effective oversight by the MoI of Internal Security Forces at the central and local level.

  • Civic Training for Mehmetçik

    The overall objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the young male population of the country as conscious and responsible citizens who are respectful to the rights of one another and are more sensitive about protection of their physical environment. The project purpose is to educate conscripts who are in military service on the issues of human rights, gender equality and women’s rights, children’s rights, protection of the environment, general health care, legal empowerment and other relevant issues so as to make them responsible and sensitive individuals of the society.

  • Support to the Improvement of Mechanisms for Governance of Regional Development in Turkey

    The Program at hand aims to contribute to the establishment of a governance model for regional development at the regional level through a holistic and sustainable approach, including i) conduct of gap analysis on governance of regional development for selected DAs; ii) development of Guideline for Participation; iii) design and conduct of training seminars on methods of partnership/participation; iv) development of a framework for action for the scale up of the participatory processes at regional level.

  • Project for the Institutionalization and Broader Use of the E-Consulate System for Increased Efficiency in the Service Delivery of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Project aims at efficiency and cost-effectiveness with a focus on enhanced citizen-satisfaction from the services of the Ministry all over the world. The objective of the project is expected to be achieved through following outputs: i) use of the improved e-Consulate system for efficient service delivery institutionalized through enhanced institutional and individual capacities of the MFA, ii) broader and full-fledged application of the existing e-consulate system realized through the outreach strategy aiming to increase awareness of the citizens and respective stakeholders.

  • UN Joint Programme for Promoting the Human Rights of Women

    The overall objective of the Joint Program is to accelerate the implementation of gender equality commitments at the local level and contribute to the development of sustainable capacities to promote, protect and exercise women’s rights and gender equality in various areas of life. The Joint Program is implemented in 10 provinces. These provinces are Aydın, Çanakkale, Edirne, Eskişehir, Erzincan, Kahramanmaraş, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kocaeli and Ordu.

  • Fostering an Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey

    Enabling environment for greater accountability to women (and men) by strengthening the national gender equality machinery, including the Equal Opportunities Commission fostered and by strengthening the institutional capacities of the structures ensure gender is mainstreamed in legislation and policymaking processes, subsequently translated into full-fledged implementation, regularly monitored, evaluated and, if necessary, adjusted.

  • United Nations Joint Programme on Promoting Gender Equality at Local Level

    The overall objective of the Programme is to foster increased environment for women-friendly communities by means of mainstreaming gender into the planning process of local authorities through local dialogue with women NGOs, grassroots organizations and governmental institutions at national and local levels.


Democratic governance is crucial for human development. Institutions, rules and standards, and participatory inclusive political processes play an important role in whether countries experience economic growth, whether governing structures are responsive and whether women are empowered.

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Contact Information

Leyla Şen

Programme Manager


Contact UNDP Turkey
Phone: +90 312 454 11 00