Overview

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
  • Ombudsman Institution Met With NGOs and Citizens at Eskişehir

    Project for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Ombudsman Institution implemented with the partnership of UNDP and Ombudsman Institution held its 5th and last Regional Meeting in Eskişehir with wide participation.

  • Building a new future without forgetting the past: A portrait of and enduring commitment and empowerment

    Have you ever thought you could be a professional in teaching a language you hadn't spoken before and make a living out of it, in an entirely new country? Zine Mahli’s answer is no.

  • From Waste to Fuel

    Server Vural is a biology teacher who was born in Bismil. At the same time he is an entrepreneur who thought over to utilize the agricultural waste of products such as cotton and corn which stays on the ground after harvesting. With its arable lands, Bismil is an important hub for agricultural production and the county provides 22% of cereal production of Diyarbakır.

  • Working for the Common Good

    Certain works for development touch more areas than intended or anticipated. Integrated forest management is one such example. This approach holds a particular standing among development areas in that it reminds us how important forests are. Forest management is perhaps the area where common good is highest.

  • Supporting Agriculture, Supporting People

    Kars and environs are known in Turkey for animal husbandry, harsh topography, high elevation, long and relentless winters, and rather short productive seasons. The region raises a major part of fattened livestock in Turkey. That said, is Kars good only for animal husbandry, or will the region cave in to the prevalent harsh ecological conditions?

Projects and Initiatives
  • Organic Agriculture Cluster

    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.

  • POPs Legacy Elimination and POPs Release Reduction Project

    The objective of the project is to protect human health and the environment globally as well as locally through addressing POPs legacies including elimination of POPs Pesticide and PCB stockpiles, and initiating clean up of associated POPs and chemical pollutant contaminated sites, as well as dealing with longer term PCB phase out consistent with the country’s Stockholm Convention obligations, reducing U-POPs release in major industrial sectors , and providing targeted institutional, regulatory and technical capacity strengthening, all within a sound chemicals management framework.

  • 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.

  • Promoting Energy-Efficient Motors in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey

    The project aims to promote significant additional investment in industrial energy efficiency in Turkey by transforming the market for energy efficient motors used in small and medium sized enterprises.

  • Strengthening Social Stability in Southeast Anatolia

    The project is developed to respond to the increasingly reported facts and observation that the capacities of local service providers are overstretched, reducing their capability to deliver services to their constituents and that the labor market cannot meet the demand for jobs as a result of the increased number of inhabitants and influx of Syrians living in the Southeast Anatolia Region, which is already a disadvantaged region in terms of labor market indicators.

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