DAC member profile: Italy


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, Italy provided USD 3.3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.16% of gross national income (GNI) and a 2.9% decrease in real terms from 2013. Italy is the 21st largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 12th largest donor in terms of volume. It has committed to raising the ODA/GNI ratio to 0.28-0.31% in 2017. The grant element of total ODA was 99.8% in 2013.

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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