Policy Update

Italian NGOs criticize under-funding of international cooperation in 2020-2022 budget

The three major networks of Italian NGOs (AOI, CINI and Link 2007) have denounced the lack of ambitious financial commitment in the 2020-2022 budget bill voted upon by the Italian parliament at the end of December 2019.

Between 2017 and 2018 Italian official development assistance (ODA) decreased from 0.30% in 2017 to 0.23% in 2018; there is no sign of an increase planned for 2020-2022.

AOI, CINI, and Link2007 have asked the government and the parliament for serious commitments to relaunch Italy's action on international development.

News article - Info Cooperazione (in Italian)