What are the Development Agencies?
“Development Agencies,” which are one of the most vital institutions of structural conversion and sustainable improvement in the field of regional economic growth and social development, has been begun to operate and configure under the coordination of State Planning Organization (DPT). Development agencies;
- will enable to increase the activities and successes of our regional plans by our local development practices; to improve the contributions of regions to our country’s general growth, development, prosperity, and stability; to strengthen social harmony and justice, and to accelerate the adaptation of global competition conditions,
- With its highly qualified staff, flexible resource, and employment structure; it will encourage the whole local actors, especially entrepreneurs, to participate in development endeavors by providing administrative, financial, and technical supports to institutions, organizations, and individuals,
- With the project and activity support that will be provided, it will develop the culture and ability of individuals, institutions, and organizations to produce and manage joint projects based on co-financing; will strengthen the sense of ownership and cooperation; will activate and boost the potential of entrepreneurship of the region permanently.
- Will reveal and initiate the local potentials, dynamics, genuineness, resources, and opportunities; and will convert them into economic, social, and cultural values within national and international markets.
Therefore, by improving economic and social indicators, mainly as employment and income, at both national and regional-local levels, and decreasing development differences between both inter-regional and intraregional; they will contribute affirmatively to enhancing the country’s overall welfare and strengthening its stability.
Development Agencies are the improvement units in which under the coordination of DPT (state planning organization) at the national level, have their own technical and financial (budget) mechanism, non-profit, can make arrangements and apply them immediately, outside the central and local authorities, bringing together the public, private sector, and NGOs, legal entity, liable to private law provisions in transactions which are not regulated by Law No. 5449, high technical capacity established by the Council of Ministers Decision based on the regions (level 2 regions), non-practitioner but supportive, and acting as a coordinator and catalyst
Why are the Development Agencies Established?
As stated in the first article of Law No. 5449;
Development Agencies are established on the purpose of enhancing the cooperation among public, private and non-governmental organizations, ensuring proper and effective use of resources, accelerating regional development according to the principles and policies envisaged in the national development plan and programs by prompting local potential, maintaining the sustainability, and decreasing development differences between both inter-regional and intraregional.
Level-2 Regions of Development Agencies
| TR10: İstanbul|
TR21: Edirne, Kırklareli,Tekirdağ
TR22: Balıkesir, Çanakkale
TR32: Aydın, Denizli, Muğla
TR33: Afyon, Kütahya, Manisa, Uşak
TR41: Bilecik, Bursa, Eskişehir
TR42: Bolu, Düzce, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Yalova
TR52: Karaman, Konya
TR61: Antalya, Burdur, ısparta
TR62: Adana, Mersin
TR63: Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye
| TR71: Aksaray, Kırıkkale, Kırşehir, Niğde, Nevşehir|
TR72: Kayseri, Sivas, Yozgat
TR81: Bartın, Karabük, Zonguldak
TR82: Çankırı, Kastamonu, Sinop
TR83: Amasya, Çorum, Samsun, Tokat
TR90: Artvin, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Ordu, Rize,Trabzon
TRA1: Bayburt, Erzincan, Erzurum
TRA2: Ağrı, Ardahan, Iğdır, Kars
TRB1: Bingöl, Elazığ, Malatya, Tunceli
TRB2: Bitlis, Hakkari, Muş, Van
TRC1: Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Kilis
TRC2: Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa
TRC3: Batman, Mardin, Şırnak, Siirt