Project Description

Developing national cluster policy and sustainability in Turkey

Setting up a comprehensive clusters’ policy to contribute to achieving a sustainable economic, social and environmental development in Turkey.

This  project was designed to set up a comprehensive Clusters’ policy to contribute to achieving a sustainable economic, social and environmental development in Turkey.

Development of the Clustering Policy Project was launched to form a base for the national clusters’ policy by supporting the competitive sectors in the  country and to contribute to the development of a competitive structure in order to ensure a sustainable increase in export rates.

Services provided:

  • competitiveness assessment of selected clusters, mapping of clusters, value chains, and relationships between stakeholders
  • sector and sub-sector studies (growth potential, opportunities for FDI)
  • analysis of the business environment, existing programs, initiatives
  • policy design, strategy development and elaboration of initiatives aiming at improving competitiveness institutional strengthening (training courses and on-the-job training)
  • organization and implementation of study visits  and promotion missions
  • analysis of existing support mechanisms, policy tools and instruments and the design of new tools
  • analysis of institutions and recommend structural changes
  • designing and conducting stakeholder analysis, training needs assessment, developing the curriculum and delivering training
  • evaluation of pilot clusters
  • direct assistance to SMEs and institutions on developing cluster road maps

The project was financed by the EU funds with a budget of 6 Million Euros within the scope of the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance.

 

Client: European Commission

Date: 2007 – 2009