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.
The 2014 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.
The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en).
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The Italian recovery will remain timid for some time. According to the most recent OECD projections, Italy’s real GDP growth will be 0.6% in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016, both below the expected growth for the Euro Area and the OECD as a whole.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre organises a round-table session on "New and old social elevators: what floor to get off at and which to take?", on Saturday 30 May at 16.00, Trento (Italy).
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2015 OECD report "In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all".
OECD work and events related to Expo Milano 2015.
Today the OECD unveils its Better Life Index (BLI) in Italian. The BLI is an interactive online platform that offers important insights into how people perceive their own well-being and quality of life. For the first time, Italians will be able to access this instrument in their own language and find out how Italy compares to 35 other countries around the world across 11 dimensions of well-being.
To mark the launch of the OECD Better Life Index in Italian to coincide with Expo Milano 2015, read this article by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in Italy are among the lowest in the OECD, and have been declining steadily in the past 30 years. In 2010, an average of 6.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in Italy, compared with an estimate of 9 litres in the OECD.