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Women Friendly Cities in Turkey – Indevelop/Sida 


A group of multinational consultants collaborated with Swedish consultancy firm Indevelop to evaluate the UN’s Women Friendly Cities Programme (WFC) in Turkey. The work was commissioned by the Embassy of Sweden. The programme’s main objective was to promote an enabling environment for women-friendly communities by means of mainstreaming gender into the municipal and provincial planning processes that ensured dialogue between local authorities and women NGOs. Kimberly Inksater (Team Leader), Anamaria Golemac Powell and Zeynep Baser evaluated the programme by collecting secondary data and primary data through field visits to four Turkish pilot cities participating in the WFC programme.  Their evaluation helped determine the effectiveness and sustainability of the programme and identify lessons learned and recommendations for the final phase of the Women Friendly Cities Programme.