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.

Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Inclusive and 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 StandardsSupport to the Institutional Administration of the Presidency of the Court of Cassation in line with the International StandardsThe 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 TurkeySupport to the Improvement of Practice of Mediation in Criminal and Civil Justice System in TurkeyThe 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 IIImprovement of Civilian Oversight in Turkey Phase IIThe 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.

Climate Change and Environment

  • PIMS: 1988 Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management SystemThe Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project aims at enhancing nature conservation and sustainable resource management in and around the Küre Mountains National Park in Kastamonu-Bartın, creating an effective and integrated management pattern based on participation, improving the area and managerial effectiveness of forest protected areas within the national protected area system, and extending the experience obtained from this study to the other 8 forest hot spots in Turkey.

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

  • The Regional Water Partnership Initiative “Every Drop Matters”The Regional Water Partnership Initiative “Every Drop Matters”Every Drop Matters is a water partnership initiative of UNDP and The Coca-Cola company. The converge of the mutual commitment has provided the basis for the development of a comprehensive project supported by UNDP Water Governance Programme and the Eurasia and Africa Group of the The Coca-Cola Company. The projects vision is to support the achievement of theMillennium Development Goals by improved access to water and sanitation, which is fundamental to social and economic development. Specifically, within the context of environment and sustainable development, Every Drop Matters contributes towards the sub-themes of promoting adaptation to climate change and expanding access to environmental services for the poor.

  • Integrated Approach to Management of Forests in Turkey, with Demonstration in High Conservation Value Forests in the Mediterranean RegionThe project will promote an integrated approach to management of forests in Turkey, demonstrating multiple environmental benefits in high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean forest region.

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.

Contact UNDP Turkey
Phone: +90 312 454 11 00
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