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Our Recent Works

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Assisting the GoT in preparations of the Fiduciary (Procurement and Financial) and ESF (Environmental and Social Framework) Documents for the Turkey Landscape Integration Project (TULIP)

Client: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Turkey Country Office

The proposed project supports the GoT in addressing the multitude of environmental and socio-economic challenges facing the Bolaman basin in the Eastern Black Sea and  the Cekerek basin in Central Anatolia while enhancing the livelihood security and resilience of local communities against the risks and impacts of climate-induced landslides, flooding, and drought. The project will adopt an integrated landscape management approach in the targeted basins to achieve these objectives. Building on GoT and the Bank’s previous experience in watershed rehabilitation, this project will design a participatory planning process to consider inputs from different stakeholder groups, allowing for the coordination and integration of solutions among various government agencies, and between government and local stakeholders.

Baseline Assessment Study for Project CirculaMare in the Mediterranean

Client: GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH)

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To combat the negative impacts of the drastically increasing amounts of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) has joined hands with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to support the reduction of plastic waste entering the environment in eight countries across the Mediterranean region, Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The project “CirculaMare” is designed to address plastic waste pollution across the Mediterranean region. It focusses on urban areas as population and waste generation hotspots at the Mediterranean coasts, on islands and along rivers in the region. The project develops innovative solutions tailored to the specific local plastic waste challenges through nine individual demonstration projects, adapted to the regional and national context. Combining the learnings and results of all demonstration projects in a plastic waste management toolbox, scalable and economically viable solutions are developed and disseminated for cities across the Mediterranean region. The regional approach within this project will be interlinked with existing initiatives on plastic waste management in the Mediterranean to exchange learnings, coordinate an aligned approach and increase the impacts of all initiatives.

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Education For All in Times of Crisis III – Tender (Procurement) Consultant (Agent) Appointed to Support The Executing Agency In The Tendering And Contract Management

Client: KfW - Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau (German Development Bank)

On behalf of the European Union, KfW signed a financing agreement with the Turkish Ministry of National Education for the third phase of the project “Education for all in times of crisis (EUR 100 million). The funds for the project will be provided by the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRIT) and the EU. The aim is to provide access to education for all children living in Turkey, in particular the approximately 1 million Syrian refugee children. Often the existing infrastructure cannot meet the additional demand as school capacity in Turkey is inadequate. Over all three phases, EUR 405 million from FRIT and the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) will thus be used to build 340 more schools and kindergartens and create 143,000 school places. The new schools are located in the host communities, mainly in 19 provinces of south-eastern Turkey, but also in Istanbul and Ankara.

Provision of Procurement Support and Assistance to EIB in ISMEP (Construction of public buildings, mainly schools, hospitals, and primary health centres) with Public Procurement under Turkish Legislation and/or World Bank Procedures

Client: EIB (European Investment Bank)

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Turkey is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, particularly towards earthquakes. Istanbul, the financial, cultural, and industrial center of the country, is also within this high-risk context, as it is located near the North Anatolian Fault. Istanbul is vulnerable against earthquakes not only because of its location but also because of its high population and commercial/industrial density. An interruption of Istanbul’s social, economic, and financial life as a result of an earthquake would be felt for many years throughout the country.

To increase the city’s preparedness towards such an incident, the Turkish government, through its Istanbul governorship and in partnership with the World Bank has initiated the Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (“ISMEP”). Together with several other IFI’s, the EIB is financing parts of the necessary investments to implement the ISMEP project (the “Project”).

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Technical Assistance to the EU Delegation to Turkey for ESOP Tender Evaluation, Monitoring and Appraisal

Client: EU Delegation to Turkey

The overall objectives of Environmental Operational Programme EOP are (a) to improve environmental protection, (b) to improve living standards for the population (c) to improve access to drinking water, wastewater treatment and integrated solid waste services (d) to strengthen capacity and governance. Implementation of this EOP will also stimulate economic activities in the regions and promote new employment opportunities like recycling, innovative energy production, tourism, and recreation. In order to achieve these goals, the EOP funds (605 M€ EU contribution) focus on improving and developing basic environmental infrastructure especially for water, wastewater and solid waste management.