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Italian Development Cooperation

Since the 1950s, Italian Development Cooperation has grown through aid programs in countries linked to Italy by former colonial ties. Italy has developed a more systematic cooperative approach aimed at alleviating poverty worldwide and helping developing countries to strengthen their institutions and governance. In recent years, due to new global plights, Italian Cooperation has played a crucial role in defining Italian foreign policy, aimed at maintaining peace and managing migration flows. read more



    Unione EuropeaUn'agenda per il futuro della cooperazione allo sviluppo.
    Informare, sensibilizzare, coinvolgere i cittadini europei sui temi della cooperazione e dello sviluppo globale. Sono questi gli obiettivi dell’Anno Europeo per lo Sviluppo proclamato per il 2015 con una decisione del Consiglio e del Parlamento Europeo, con il motto “il nostro mondo, la nostra dignità, il nostro futuro”.

What is it spent for?

The purpose/sector of destination of a bilateral contribution should be selected by answering the question “which specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure is the transfer intended to foster”. The sector classification does not refer to the type of goods or services provided by the donor. Sector specific education or research activities (e.g. agricultural education) or construction of infrastructure (e.g. agricultural storage) should be reported under the sector to which they are directed, not under education, construction, etc. read more close

By means of?

The typology identifies the modalities that are used in aid delivery. It classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds (e.g. the recipient country, a multilateral organisation, or a basket fund).  It does not track the end uses of the funds, which is addressed in the sector classification and to some extent through the policy objective markers. read more close

Who funds?

The extending agency is the government entity (central, state or local government agency or department) financing the activity from its own budget. It is the budget holder, controlling the activity on its own account. Agencies administering activities on behalf of other government entities should not be reported as extending agencies but as channels of delivery. read more close

Committed funds

UN agencies 164,490,140
EU institutions 1,562,650,000
IDA 307,222,270
Other World Bank (IBRD,IFC,MIGA) 5,614,820
Regional development banks 172,748,220
Other agencies 72,728,210

Used funds

UN agencies 163,490,140
EU institutions 1,209,120,000
IDA 307,222,270
Other World Bank (IBRD,IFC,MIGA) 5,614,820
Regional development banks 172,748,220
Other agencies 71,993,020

Multilateral Official Development Assistance

These funds are classified as multilateral ODA (all other categories fall under bilateral ODA). The recipient multilateral institution pools contributions so that they lose their identity and become an integral part of its financial assets.

Committed funds

Bilateral and Multi-bilateral 694,055,581
Multilateral 2,285,453,660

Used funds

Bilateral and Multi-bilateral 733,065,955
Multilateral 1,930,188,470

Official Development Assistance (ODA) - total

Official Development Assistance (ODA) is defined as those flows to developing countries and multilateral institutions provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies, each transaction of which meets the following tests: i) it is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective; and ii) it is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent.

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