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
  • Guarding The Real Treasure

    Yıldıray Lise is a biologist that has been working on nature conservation and sustainable nature resources for the last 20 years. He is currently the deputy director of Nature Conservation Center, the NGO which is a partner of the GEF project.

  • Holding Optimism: A Story Of Integration

    Husham Beyazit is 31 years old, and fled his Syrian hometown, Aleppo to Turkey 4 years ago, together with his parents and one brother. His family currently lives in Mersin but Husham lives in Gaziantep for professional reasons.

  • One Project, Many Results

    Ankara holds a building, newly completed but not renowned as it deserves: the building of Cezeri Green Technology Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. This building was built with the integrated building design technique, first ever applied in Turkey.

  • Agriculture Against All Odds

    Human bond with soil may at times be challenging and toilsome as it may well be necessary and rewarding. This is the case in Artvin, a place different than the Black Sea climate-wise and geographically.

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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