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Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency

Support for agriculture, water resources, and environment in partner countries of Asia, Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa

Principal Office: Turkey

The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) is Turkey’s government department responsible for most of Turkey’s official development assistance to developing countries, including countries that speak Turkic languages. TİKA’s programs and budgets have increased substantially since the agency’s beginning in 2002.

TİKA fields of activity are broad to include education, health, transportation, and social and physical infrastructure. Relative to the Terra Viva Grants Directory, Turkey funds projects and training in in water supply and sanitation; energy; and agriculture, livestock, and environment.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Civil Society Organizations in Turkey. Only a small share of TİKA’s budget is for direct support of NGOs, public-private partnerships, and research institutions.

2 — Support in Partner Countries. There is no formal grant program that operates in TİKA’s partner countries. However, interested persons and organizations should contact TİKA’s coordination offices to inquire about collaboration possibilities.

Link to coordination offices

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Turkey’s priority countries for bilateral development assistance are identified below, using the regional geographic framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Myanmar, Philippines

East Asia: Mongolia

South Asia: Bangladesh, Pakistan

Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Eastern Europe and Russia: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine

North Africa and Middle East: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

Sub-Saharan Africa:
 Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

TİKA’s website is available in Turkish and partly in English.

TİKA provides contact information for its central office in Ankara.

The Black Sea NGO Network includes profiles of several environmental NGOs in Turkey, some of which are active internationally.

April 2021