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The partnership of TÜRKONFED and CIPE, which started with the “City-Region: New Dynamics in Regional Development” project, continues its work with the “Local Development for the Business World” project in its fifth phase.

In the first phase of the project, it was aimed to work on Turkey's economic and administrative problems in an urban context, to find solutions and to open the issue to the public from a different perspective. In the second phase, the “Local Development Guide for the Business World” prepared in cooperation with the Argüden Management Academy, consultation processes with stakeholders and opinion leaders, organization of focus group meetings and workshops, surveys and comparative research, and the cooperation of non-governmental organizations in Turkey with the government as part of the new political system. It aimed to serve as a concrete resource in the context of the relationship. In the third phase of the project, work was carried out to disseminate the guide in the business world, to raise awareness about the issue, and to promote the advocacy of a more effective and participatory regional development process. In the fourth phase, it is aimed to strengthen civil society for responsible, accountable and participatory governance in Turkey by strengthening the organizational structure of business associations focused on corporate governance in independent collaborations. In this framework, six workshops were held in six provinces on corporate identity, orientation of board member/secretary general (roles, responsibilities), corporate business ethics and principles, organizational planning (strategy, annual work plan, expansion, etc.), corporate responsibility and organizational performance measurement.  

The fifth phase of the TÜRKONFED and CIPE partnership will progress through three branches. These three branches consist of supply chain security, positive and negative effects of digitalization on the environment and ESG management. In this context, the new phase of the Local Development for Business project will be carried out with the goal of sustainable growth.