Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Italy


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  Italy  provided  USD 3.8 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.21% of gross national income (GNI) and a 14.2% increase in real terms from 2014. After an important decrease between 2008 and 2012, Italy’s ODA began to grow again in 2013, both in terms of volume and as a percentage of GDP. The country has committed to raising its ODA/GNI ratio to 0.28-0.31% in 2017, and at European level to collectively achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Italy is the 19th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 10th largest in terms of volume. Italy’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 93.7% in 2014 (up from 87.6% in 2013), while the DAC average was 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 99.9% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2014

Latest evaluation reports

‌Italy has raised its aid contributions and its future targets, reversing a trend of falling development assistance, and now needs to take action on recommendations to improve the way it manages its aid programmes, according to a new OECD review. The Peer Review of Italy by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) finds that Italy’s contribution to international development could be more effective with a clearer overall strategy, more rigorous management and closer co-ordination across government departments.

Access Italy's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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