What we do

UNDP Turkey works for progress in three core areas: inclusive and sustainable growth; inclusive and democratic governance; and climate change and environment. In addition to these core areas, UNDP Turkey is emphasizing the role of women, private sector, capacity development, and information and communication technologies in its policies and programmes. To achieve progress in these areas, UNDP seeks to establish partnerships with the central government, local administrations, civil society, academia and private sector to strengthen its contribution to Turkey's development.

Our Goals

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, including Turkey, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

Promoting gender in development

We recognize gender as a cross cutting issue that should be mainstreamed in all programmatic areas of interventions. As a result of UNDP’s work towards the promotion of gender equality in Turkey UNDP's contributions have been recognized by the Turkish Government, NGOs, academia, and beneficiaries.more

Our Stories

Sustainable tourism offers new opportunities for women and for local development in Turkey

Misi, Asiye’s small, charming village with 1,200 residents and an ancient history, has great potential for attracting visitors from nearby Bursa, the fourth largest city inmore 

‘Future We Want’ in Turkey’s coasts protected

Turkey’s 8.500 km-long coastline is a living space of 4,000 plant and animal species and their habitats and it is also a source of income formore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Organic Agriculture Cluster Project

    The purpose of the Project is to increase the competitiveness of the organic agriculture sector in the Region (especially in Şanlıurfa) through activating the regional organic agriculture cluster and improving the local business environment by establishing an innovation and information centre, establishing best practices (pilot and demonstrative actions), and building local capacities, and by promoting the region nationally and internationally.more 

  • Project for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Ombudsman Institution

    The Project addresses the capacity needs and assets of the Ombudsman Institution in Turkey, supporting it to fulfill its mandate in line with EU accession requirements.more 

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