SDG Investor Map Turkey
Apr 9, 2021
Addressing global challenges, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide a blueprint to achieve a more equitable and sustainable future for all. Substantial financing is required to achieve the SDG Agenda by 2030 as US$5-7 trillion is needed annually for global investments. Developing countries alone face a massive funding gap of US$2.5 trillion annually in SDG investments. To bridge this gap and alleviate the financing burden on the shoulders of governments, donor agencies and multilateral development banks, it is essential to partner with the private sector and expand SDG-related investments by unlocking private capital. Accounting for 60% of GDP, 80% of capital flows and 90% of jobs in an average developing country, private sector’s engagement in development cooperation is more than vital.
Despite the potential private sector investments offer, many developing countries attract low levels of domestic and foreign investment due to reasons such as limited data and insights about investment opportunities and risks; limited capacities and networks; and high real or perceived policy and regulatory risks. Recognizing the pressing need posed by lack of impact investment intelligence despite growing investor interest, the SDG Investor Map methodology has been developed by UNDP SDG Impact to empower investors seeking investment opportunities to generate positive impact with required tools and insights. The SDG Investor Map is an impact intelligence product focused specifically on deriving SDG-aligned ‘Investment Opportunity Areas’ which are aligned with national policy priorities and development needs and around which private actors can perform actionable diligence and shape deals.
Implemented by IICPSD with UNDP Turkey and supported by the Investment Office of Turkey, the “SDG Investor Map Turkey” has been developed as a guide that consists of detailed investment information on 27 investment opportunity areas identified across 9 priority sectors. Building on a rigorous literature review of national policy documents and international development assessments as well as extensive stakeholder consultations with over 35 representatives from public and private sectors, the following priority sectors have been identified for Turkey: Technology and Communications, Transportation, Renewables and Alternative Energy, Education, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods, Infrastructure and Financials.