We Will Monitor Together


The Istanbul vision, goals and objectives, and monitoring and evaluation systems for implementing the objectives and measuring their progress, determined within the framework of the Istanbul Vision 2050 Strategy Document, are considered as a whole. In this context, one of the main elements in the plan's implementation process is the monitoring and evaluation of all policies, actions and projects.

Monitoring and evaluation are planned as a continuous, dynamic and transparent process. This process will provide regular and transparent information to Istanbulites about the advances made towards achieving the goals and objectives. By doing so, the evaluation will be a practical input in developing new policies and improving existing ones. At the same time, it will ensure that the targets of the Istanbul Vision 2050 Strategy Document are achieved. Furthermore, measures will be taken to ensure that monitoring and evaluation processes are a learning and improvement process for all parties.

As every stage of the Istanbul Vision 2050 Strategy Document was co-produced with the Istanbulites, the monitoring and evaluation process will also be carried out with them, ensuring that they’ll be the active parties in the process. The action plans, programs and projects will be developed accordingly to the goals and objectives defined in the Document, with participatory approaches and methods. The Monitoring and Feedback system will enable the transparent monitoring and evaluation of the state of objectives and targets by the Istanbulites. Beyond the institutions and organisations responsible for implementing the actions and projects, civil society and Istanbulites will handle the monitoring and evaluation process. The process will notably include those directly or indirectly affected by the actions and projects implemented in the process. An inclusive approach will be followed while reaching the goals and objectives determined by the Istanbul Vision 2050 Strategy Document. The process will ensure active participation in a way that reflects the perspectives and demands of experts and parties that will be affected in practice. Thus, the process will provide information to the residents of Istanbul, eliminate the possible adverse effects of the actions, and amplify the produced benefit.

The implementation progress of the Strategy Document will be monitored through the defined indicators related to the targets. The Indicators that were determined to measure the performance and progress of the goals and objectives were defined by considering the interactions of different policies and practices. These indicators are given in the table below.

For the participatory and transparent implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Istanbul Vision 2050 Strategy Document, the Vision 2050 Office and the Vision 2050 website will be continuous and dynamic platforms that enable co-thinking with Istanbulites.

Strategic Indicators and Targets of Istanbul’s 2050 Vision

The strategic indicators express the desired end to be reached in 2050 by defining quantitative targets. These indicators have been determined in the context of Istanbul’s 2050 Vision and goals. 



Latest Data


Ratio of the built-up area%%26 (2018)<%26
Ratio of carbon sink area within the built up area%%2 (2021)%10
Ratio of forest land to total land size%%45 (2021)>%45
Sports area per capitasquare meter per capita0,91 m²/ca (2021)10 m²/ca
Play area per childsquare meter per capita0,2 m²/ca (2021)5 m²/ca
Active green space per capita (citywide)square meter per child7,3 m²/child (2022)5 m²/child
Active walkable green area per capita (at district scale)square meter per capita1,7 m²/ca (2022)>10 m²/ca 
Ratio of cultivated area in total agricultural area%%66 (2018)%100
Number of endemic taxonnumber


[51 endemic,

3 local endemic] (2018)

Amount of waste disposed of by landfill%%93 (2021)Landfill %0
(Waste recovery and recycling %71) 
Domestic water consumption per capita (water footprint)L/ca.day185 L/ca.day (2021)<165 L/ca.day
The rate of wastewater treated with biological and advanced biological treatment%%40,6 (2020)%100
The amount of urban waste per capitakg/ca.day1,17 kg/ca.day (2021)<1,0 kg/ca.day
Amount of greenhouse gas emissions per capita (carbon footprint)tonnes CO2e/ca.year3,1 tonnes CO2e/ca.year (2020)0 tonnes CO2e/ca.year
Low emission area0 m² (2022)>20 km²
Carbon dioxide emissions per unit of value addedkg CO2/2015 US$ GDP0,4 kg CO2/2015 US$ GDP (2018-TR)0,2 kg CO2/2015 US$ GDP
Renewable energy share in total energy production%%18 (2020)%98
Renewable energy use rate in public buildings and urban equipment%-, -%100
Percentage of workplaces accessible by public transport within 30 minutes of travel %Average %7,8 [maximum
%22] (2020)
Proportion of sustainable modes of transport (Pedestrian, bicycle and public transport)%%68,5 (2020)%85
Ratio of rail system among public transportation types%%24,6 (2020)%50
Proportion of vehicles using environmentally friendly fuels (such as electric and hydrogen)%%1,7 (2021)%100
Mortality and serious injury rate due to traffic accidentsnumber per million capita

Mortality: 22

[Serious injury: 1744] (2021)

Mortality: 0
The rate of vehicles using environmentally friendly fuel in urban public transportation (in the bus and metrobus fleet)%%1,8 (2021)100%
Number of startups headquartered in Istanbulnumber384 (2022)>5000 
Proportion of young people who are neither in education nor in employment%%22 (2021)<%10
Proportion of employees without being registered with a social security institution%%13,7 (2021)<%3
Income inequality (GINI)GINI coefficient0,45 (2020)<0,30
Female labor force participation rate%%39,6 (2021)%50
Unemployment rate%%12,3 (2021)<%5
Poverty rate (Population with 50% or less of the median income)%%12,32 (2021)<%5
The share of high-tech products in manufacturing industry exports%%4,8 (2021)>%30
Foreign direct investment per capita$/ca165 $/ca (2021-TR)>1000 $/ca
Number of researchers per million population (full-time equivalent)number per million capita1775 (2020-TR)>4500 
Ratio of cultural and creative employment in the total workforce%%4 (2021)>%10
Proportion of young people and adults with information and communication technology skills%

Young people aged 16-29, male: %53 female: %49


Adult: %30 (2021-TR)

Youth: %100
Adult: >%90
Ranking of Istanbul in entrepreneurship ecosystemsranking

Regional (Europe): 18,

Global: 66 (2022)

Regional: first 3

Global: first 15

Rate of access to protection and support services for victims of violence%%13,7%100
Proportion of the population who feel safe walking alone at night around the area where they live%%49,7 (2019)%100
Life satisfaction rate of Istanbul residentsranking41/41 (2021)First 10
Participation rate in lifelong learning%%6,2 (2018-TR)>%30
Pre-school enrollment rate%%40,8 (2021)%100
Obese and overweight ratio%Obese: %30,1
Overweight: %34,5 (2019)
Obese: %10 
Overweight: %15
Proportion of the population that does not have access to healthy and adequate food%In total population %37,3,
People at risk of poverty: %62,9 (2020-TR)
Ratio of licensed athletes to total population%%6 (2019)>%25
Proportion of the population engaged in sports, physical activity and exercise%%13,2 (2020)>%50
The rate of buildings at risk of disaster (earthquake, flood, etc.)number

Building damage estimate: 195,000 buildings moderately damaged and above (2018)

Number of buildings remaining in areas at risk of flooding: 43,000 (2020)

moderately damaged and above 0
The ratio of social housing and social rental housing in the total housing stock%0 (2022)>%20
Rate of free public internet access%~%25 (2021)%100
Active participation rate in civil society%%8,8 (2019-TR)>%25
Proportion of elected female local administrators (Mayor, council member etc.)%%17 (2019)%50
Proportion of elected young local managers%-, -%11
Number of blue flag beaches and marinasnumber2 marina
2 beach (1994-2021)
Marina >3
Beach >5