Development Co-operation Directorate


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Italy 2019

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review. Italy is strongly committed to multilateralism, and it uses its convening power as well as expertise in co-operation to make the country a leading voice on issues such as agriculture and cultural heritage. The country’s commitment to leaving no one behind is particularly apparent through the focus on gender and disability. However, the country would benefit from reversing the recent decline in official development assistance (ODA), building a stronger and better-skilled workforce, forming a coherent, whole-of-government approach to migration and development, and creating a system to manage for results.

Published on November 18, 2019Also available in: Italian

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Conducting the peer review
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Findings from the 2019 Development Co-operation Peer Review (Infographic)
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations
Secretariat’s report8 chapters available
Context of the peer review of Italy
Italy’s global efforts for sustainable development
Italy’s policy vision and framework
Italy’s financing for development
Italy’s structure and systems
Italy’s delivery modalities and partnerships
Italy’s results, evaluation and learning
Italy’s humanitarian assistance
Annexes4 chapters available
Progress since the 2014 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Field visit to Senegal
Organizational Charts
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