Poverty Reduction

  • Implementation Support to Winter Tourism Corridor Project

    UNDP provides technical assistance (in the form of implementation support) to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the preparation of the Winter Tourism Corridor Programme (WTCP). The WTCP will target 3 provinces: Erzurum, Erzincan and Kars.

  • 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.

  • Competitiveness Agenda for Southeast Anatolia Region

    The overall objective of the Competitiveness Agenda for the Southeast Anatolia (GAP) Region Project is to reduce regional disparities in Turkey, by contributing to the improvement of social stability, equality, economic development and competitiveness of the GAP Region. The project aims at enhancing the underlying productive capacities of the region through two main strategies of sustainable production and entrepreneurship; and three supporting action lines of internationalization, applies technology and clustering.

  • Innovations for Women's Empowerment in Southeast Anatolia, Phase 2

    Being implemented in 9 provinces of GAP region, the project aims at increasing individual productive and social capacities and enterprise level management skills of women of Southeast Anatolia in order to empower women within their communities and expanding women’s income through entrepreneurship and increased employment opportunities. Building upon the results of the first phase (implemented during March 2008 - May 2012) the project targets building and disseminating knowledge for policy making while achieving results at the local level.

  • Bridging South-South Cooperation and Emerging Donor Roles

    UNDP is dedicated to advancing South-South initiatives as a significant dimension of its contribution to the global partnership for development.

  • Technical Cooperation with Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology For Improvement Of The Short-Listed Project Proposals Within The Second Package Of Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme

    The technical cooperation project between the UNDP and MoSIT will facilitate finalization of the OISs (Operation Identification Sheets) initially approved under Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme under Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance of EU. Activities are designed in a manner to provide technical assistance to empower and capacitate the local beneficiaries for finalization of the OISs. Accordingly, the technical assistance to be provided to the local beneficiaries will be mainly in the form of on-the-job training, and will complement the training programmes that have been delivered previously by the MoSIT.

  • Initiation Plan for Impact Assessment of Electricity Distribution Privatization Project

    This Initiation Plan will build the background of a future study looking into the impacts of electricity distribution privatization on household welfare to be conducted in 2013 and 2014 through preparation of the detailed Terms of Reference for the further study that will assess the impact of electricity distribution privatization on poor households.

  • Partnership with the Business Sector Phase II

    The project aims at the Global competitiveness of Turkish private sector and is working on strengthening it by building awareness on and increasing compliance with corporate social responsibility and inclusive market principles within the framework of Global Compact.

  • Implementation Support Project for Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock – Diyarbakır Batman Siirt Development

    DBSDP is implemented by The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock with the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme Country Office. The Diyarbakir Batman Siirt Development Project (DBSDP or Project) aims to increase agricultural productivity and income levels in the less-developed parts of Diyarbakir Batman and Siirt Provinces; expand rural employment opportunities and encourage individual and group initiatives of smallholders; improve social and productive infrastructure; build and strengthen self-sustaining institutions directly related to the rural poor; and improve living conditions of the rural poor, men and women. The Project comprises of three main components, namely (A) Village improvement Programme; (B) Rural Economic Growth; and (C) Capacity Building for Employment.

  • Making Dreams Come True: Employment of the Disabled in Turkey

  • Ardahan-Kars-Artvin Development Project (AKADP)

    AKADP is implemented by The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock with the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme Country Office. AKADP aims to reduce rural poverty in the Provinces of Ardahan, Kars and Artvin. The project activities focus on smallholder and non-farm enterprise Investments, village infrastructure investments and institutional strengthening.

  • Increasing Financial Awareness Amongst Youth in Turkey

    The project aims to increase the financial management capabilities of young people in Turkey. A contemporary, non-formal training curriculum on budgeting and financial management will be established and multiplied among young people in Turkey via local youth councils in cities of Turkey using a peer education model and e-learning tools. The project will serve for the socio-economic empowerment of youth and will significantly contribute to the implementation and realization of UN Youth Policies as well as MDGs.

  • Future Lies In Tourism Support Fund

    Future Lies in Tourism Support Fund aims to strengthen capacity of local tourism actors and NGOs to contribute to the sustainable tourism development through partnerships with public and private institutions.

  • I Can Manage My Future Now

    I can manage my future project aims to empower university students SME’s and young entrepreneurs about financial risk management. Project also supports target groups to manage their relations with bank, financial institutes and the other companies they work with.

  • For My Country

    The project aims to provide an environment that enables people with disabilities achieve their full potential, assists them acquire a profession in accordance with their skills and qualities and promotes, protects and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

  • Capacity Development for Sustainable Community Based Tourism

    This project aims at developing national and local capacities for planning and implementation of sustainable community based tourism in Turkey. This initiative, which will be nationally implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) will also provide inputs for the Tourism Strategy of Turkey-2023, with a focus on diverse tourism activities and emphasis on alternative tourism initiatives.

  • Empowerment of Youth Active Participation in E-Transformation

    This project aims to strengthen the ICT use capacities of local youth platforms that are established through Turkey’s Local Agenda 21 (LA-21) as well as the rest of the community; to create employment opportunities for those who have received IT literacy training for the national digital inclusion and to efficiently contribute to the implementation of the information society strategy of Turkey.

  • Youth Increases the Quality of Life in their Cities

    The project aims to launch a grants scheme to support the youth platforms in Turkey for their “best practice projects” on improving the conditions of the cities to make their environment healthier, more convivial and more socially livable for increased social interaction and the betterment of community relations as a way to enhance collective well being and social capital.

  • 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.


UNDP Turkey is supporting the Turkish Government's own poverty reduction goals. The ultimate aim is to create sound policies for reducing the disparities between regions.

Dreams Academy
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul
  • Düşler Akademisi - İstanbul

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Eastern Anatolia Tourism Development Project
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali
  • Erzurum Bisiklet Festivali

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A success story: Argande

Contact Information

Berna Bayazıt

Programme Manager

E-mail: berna.bayazit@undp.org

Contact UNDP Turkey
Phone: +90 312 454 11 00