The World Bank Group has launched the preparation process for its new partnership framework with Turkey. The process will involve consultations with the civil society to exchange views on the country's development opportunities and ways to address them through the partnership framework.
The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) will aim to reconfirm strategic areas of WBG support in light of socio-political and economic developments in Turkey. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how the WBG can better deliver its mission of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity for Turkey’s citizens. The CPF will outline the World Bank Group’s medium term engagement strategy in Turkey. It is based on the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for the country which is an empirical assessment of the constraints a country has to address and the opportunities it can embrace to accelerate progress toward the goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in ways that are environmentally, socially and fiscally sustainable.
The Consultation Process:
The consultation process includes both face-to-face consultation meetings and an online/web-based platform. The process started in September 2016 with strategic discussion of development priorities and development challenges of the country with the Government of Turkey. It will be followed by consultations with Private Sector, Civil Society, International Finance Institutions and Parliamentarians in Ankara and Istanbul on November 7th and 8th, 2016 to better fine-tune the strategic focus of the CPF.
The objective of the online consultation, which will last until November 9th, 2016, is to seek broader feedback and comments from all interested parties, locally and internationally, on the presentation of the CPF. We expect to hear views from various groups and individuals to finalize the document and make it more relevant for the country, as well as to use these views as an instrument to measure progress in achieving our objectives in the country. Please send your comments, questions or suggestions to the World Bank’s office in Ankara firstname.lastname@example.org.