ActionAid report denounces ODA cuts in Italy's 2020 budget

A recent analysis of Italy's 2020 budget by ActionAid Italy, reported that the country's Official Development Assistance (ODA) will be cut by €329 million (US$365 million) compared to 2019. More than 80% of this decrease is due to a reduction of in-country refugee costs and EU contributions.

The downward trend in Italy's spending on international development began in 2018 when ODA fell by €806 million (US$895 million) compared to 2017. Despite an increase in Italy's ODA in 2019, the cuts planned for 2020 will leave the country's ODA below 2017 levels, according to this report.

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