Project Description

Sustainable development of Southeast Turkey

A project funded by UNDP, charting a new sustainable economic direction for the Southeast Anatolia region in Turkey.

In a project for the Government of Turkey, funded by UNDP, Anteja professionals worked with a team of international experts to design a vision, strategy and action plan for the Southeast Anatolia region of Turkey. The competitiveness agenda was designed as an effort to develop a framework for transforming the region’s economy. The competitiveness agenda charts a new sustainable economic direction for the region and develops a cohesive framework for its further elaboration and implementation.

Anteja developed recommendations for a significant shift in policy, featuring a public/private partnership approach, intensive internationalization program, and regional branding as the emerging world’s leading renewable energy & organic product center (e.g. organic food products and cotton for baby clothes). Additional recommendations on applied technology centers and privatization of significant portions of the irrigation system. The potential for ecologically sustainable hotels and tourist attractions was central to the plan.

  • Competitiveness assessment of agricultural and food processing, textile, and tourism sectors.
  • Training needs assessment, development of training curriculum and delivery of cluster specific training
  • Fact Finding to build a better understanding of the business environment in the region.
  • Competitiveness Analysis (desk research, interviews, focus groups)
  • Facilitation of workshops with high-level government and business leaders
  • Development of a comprehensive local economic development strategy with focus on green innovation
  • Development of specific strategies for areas under focus
  • Providing policy advice to regional administration

Anteja provided policy advice in various projects related to science, technology and innovation.

 

Client: UNDP, Government of Turkey

Date: 2007 – 2008