Strategic planning for health: a case study from Turkey (2015)




This report explores the role of strategic planning in Turkey’s successful transformation of its health sector since 2002. It analyses the evolution of strategic planning for health from an informal tool to an official and highly structured process that closely follows the steps identified in accepted models of strategic planning.The report also analyses the process employed to prepare Turkey’s strategic plans for health, as well as their contents, including the vision for Turkey’s health system, the Ministry of Health’s mission, strategic goals, objectives and the monitoring and evaluation framework with its indicators and targets.
In addition, the report documents that Turkey’s most recent strategic plan, Strategic Plan 2013–2017, is an example of the new European policy framework – Health 2020 – put into practice at the country level. It therefore serves as an role model for other countries wishing to develop their strategic planning capacity.