Our Projects

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The objective being pursued by the each programme is to support the Turkish Government particularly aims at eliminating poverty, enhancement of core institutions at national, regional and local levels and combatting environmental degradation.

Poverty Reduction

  • Initiation Plan for Strengthened Social Service Provision through Community Support

    This Initiation Plan aims at developing a future strategy and implementation model for supporting the capacity of General Directorate of Social Services and Child Protection to ensure higher level of voluntary contributions and community support in social service provision with a view to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the ongoing works.

  • Van Earthquake Community Recovery Support Project

    The project aims to make a contribution in recovery efforts after Van Earthquake through the establishment of a community center as well as preparation of a gender-sensitive disaster plan.

  • Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources and Increasing Energy Efficiency in Southeast Anatolia Region, Phase 2

    The overall objective, towards which the Project will contribute, is to improve the competitiveness of the Southeast Anatolia Region in a sustainable and socially equitable manner by improving the capacity for better utilization of renewable energy resources and by increasing the energy efficiency in the Southeast Anatolia Region.

  • Organic Agriculture Cluster Project

    The overall objective, towards which the Project will contribute, is to improve the competitiveness of the Southeast Anatolia Region in a sustainable and socially equitable manner. This overall objective reflects the vision of the Competitiveness Agenda for Southeast Anatolia Region, and serves as a reference point for all initiatives (i.e. projects and programmes) to be implemented within the scope of the Agenda.

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.

Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey

    The objective of the project is to reduce the household electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions of Turkey by accelerating the market transformation of less energy consuming building appliances.

  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry

    There is a clearly a great potential in Turkey for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This project will improve the energy efficiency in Turkish industry by supporting a wide range of measures to assist industrial enterprises to undertake effective energy management in their plants and operations.

  • Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey

    Alongside the technological developments and thereby energy efficiency improvements, living standards will also continue to rise, linked to economic growth (including increased use of household appliances and air conditioning in buildings), together with an estimated increase around 9% in the national building stock until 2021. Therefore, in the future, it is expected that the trend of energy consumption in buildings sector will continue to be around this level.

  • Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey

    The project will develop a deeper understanding of the potential consequences of climate change on forest and water interactions, including desertification and biodiversity loss and review policies and strategies for sustainable forest management by integrating water function to forest management plans for adapting to climate change and contributing to its mitigation.

Joint UN Programmes in Turkey

UNDP also supports UN joint programmes in Turkey. These programmes, are being encouraged in the context of the reform process that has been ongoing within the UN.

The reform package brought to the agenda by the Secretary-General includes various mechanisms and tools as well as the Common Country Assesment (CCA) and UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

These tools including the Millennium Development Goals, are aimed at supporting national targets and priorities and developing UN's collective assesment and programming capacities.