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The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD notes that Italian Co-operation is facing major challenges. The first is an urgent need to reform official development co-operation, but no political consensus on how to proceed.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
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L’Italia aveva la più elevata spesa pensionistica pubblica... I cambiamenti legiferati in Italia che avrebbero dovuto aumentare l’étà pensionabile e ridotto les prestazioni previdenziali in modo da rispeccchiare l’allungamento dell speranza di vita sono stati rimandati o ritardati...
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Italy had the highest public pension spending of OECD countries in 2005: 14% of national income... Legislated changes in Italy that would have increased the pension age and reduced benefits to reflect increased life expectancy have been postponed.
Summary of Economic Surveys: Italy
How is the recession affecting Italy’s fiscal situation? What steps should the government take when the economy recovers? How healthy are Italy’s banks? What regulatory reforms are needed? What about plans for fiscal federalism? How does Italy’s education measure up?
Italy is facing strong headwinds from the international financial crisis but so far its banking system has been more resilient than in other countries. This chapter suggests that this reflects a combination of factors.
Despite the improvement in regulatory indicators, overall productivity performance has improved very little in Italy. This chapter reviews a number of possible structural explanations.
This chapter explores the reasons for poor and unequal performance in Italian secondary education. The chapter outlines the structure of spending and then considers how certain aspects of policy should be better aligned with good practice.
Italy is suffering a serious economic recession, which started earlier than elsewhere but has now accelerated following the downturn elsewhere and collapse in world trade.