Institutional Evaluations

Notes from Turkey’s Disaster Management Agenda

Disaster & Emergency Advisory Board Meetings Tasked with reducing disaster and emergency risks, offering suggestions about activities to be carried out after disasters and emergencies and setting policies and priorities, the Disaster and Emergency Advisory Board held meetings on July 13 and December 30, 2020. Technical evaluations and intervention studies on the earthquakes experienced in…

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Social Protection Shield During Pandemics and Disasters

Hasan Basri Alagöz
Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Services, Head of Strategy Development

In contact with every household, family, and individual in Turkey, merely to say the entire population, the Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Services (MoFLSS) has three main goals: Happy and productive individuals, harmonious families, and a prosperous society. Carrying out social services that strengthen individuals and families in line with these goals, the MoFLSS…

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Human-Centered Migration Policies

Savaş Ünlü
Dr., Director General of Migration Management

Having become a target country in recent years for immigration- which essentially began with the history of humanity- Turkey has faced significant migration flows due to its geography and strategic location and has gained significant experience in this area. The Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), being a structural manifestation of this historical experience and…

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Sustainable Development Using the Turkish-Type Development Assistance Model

Serkan Kayalar
TİKA President

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) was established in 1992 to contribute to the economic and social development of the Central Asian Turkic Republics, which had gained their independence after the dissolution of the USSR. As a result of Turkey’s more active monitoring of foreign policy alongside its economic and political stability that increased…

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Medical Rescue Efforts in 2020

Eray Çınar
Dr., Ministry of Health, General Director of Emergency Health Services

The importance of disaster preparedness is better understood through the lessons that emerged from the Marmara earthquake in Turkey, which is exposed to many human- and nature-related disasters; serious disasters have been initiated on disaster preparedness and response, especially since 2003. Emergency health services, being an important component of disaster response, are aimed to be…

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2020: A Year of Challenges Transformed into Opportunities

Ruben Cano
Head of IFRC Turkey Delegation

2020 has been an unprecedented year, with COVID-19 challenging our traditional methods of support as humanitarians. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our private and professional lives, including the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) humanitarian actions in Turkey. How are we to support the lives of people…

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Strategic Support Through International Cooperation and Solidarity

Alvaro Rodriguez
(On Behalf of UN Turkey Team) UN Resident Coordinator

Assessment and Context  Since 2014, Turkey has hosted the largest population of persons under temporary and international protection in the world. In 2020, the number of Syrians under temporary protection passed 3.6 million, while Turkey also hosts approximately 320,000 international protection applicants and status holders from other countries.  The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP)…

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Accountability and Coordination in Humanitarian Action

Itır Erhart
Assoc. Prof., Açık Açık Association Board Member

As of 2020, the Açık Açık Association consists 120 civil society organizations, established established with the purpose of bringing together donors with transparent and accountable associations and foundations that recognize donor rights. Due to being an umbrella organization, it is knowledgeable about the activities, works, and areas of competence of the NGOs on its platform…

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Sustainability and Resilience in Humanitarian Aid

Rubeena Esmail
Country Director, GIZ Turkey

With funding provided by the German Government since 2015, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has carried out activities in Turkey for Syrian refugees; in this context, GIZ supports refugees and populations in need in the host society mainly in Southeast Turkey. The close collaborations GIZ conducts with relevant ministries, local NGOs, and local governments…

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Social Research, Advocacy and Human Development

Vural Çakır
INGEV President

At INGEV (Human Development Foundation), we support human development by conducting goal-oriented research and implementation programs as well as advocacy. We aim to properly design implementation projects through social research. We produce guidance reports on important issues in the pandemic environment through research such as digital governance opportunities in local governments, social media image, social…

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