Evaluation of Strategic Planning Experience of Metropolitan Municipalities in Turkey

Cenay Babaoglu, Elvettin Akman

Abstract


Effective and efficient use of sources is inarguably one of the big issues of public administration studies and within this scope, one of the key concepts of reconstruction studies’ have been strategic planning. Strategic planning, which affects administrations as a natural reflection of new public management, can be described as part of a strategic management approach. With the increasing population, demands, and needs of the citizens; responsibilities of the municipalities offering urban services have also increased. As of the beginning of the 2000s, the process of strategic management efforts in municipalities in Turkey has accelerated to provide effective and efficient services to citizens. Strategic planning has become an obligation both in metropolitan municipalities such as İstanbul, Ankara, and İzmir and after 2005, with Article 41 of the Municipality Law No., 5393 imposed the obligation of preparing a strategic plan to the municipalities with a population of over 50.000.

The aim of the study is to examine the strategic plans prepared by metropolitan municipalities in terms of participation, representation of diversities, institutional cooperation, and adaptation to planning principles. In this context, strategic plans of metropolitan municipalities were considered. First of all, a general structure of strategic plans was introduced. After that, the preparation process, an assessment of the mission, vision and key values were carried out. Monitoring criteria and evaluation methods of the strategic plans were examined, and total score charts were prepared. Therefore, strategic plans of metropolitan municipalities were analyzed by making comparisons in terms of basic subjects such as preparation method, participation status, and future objectives.


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