OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews

ISSN :
2309-7132 (online)
ISSN :
2309-7124 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/23097132
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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.

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OECD
03 June 2014
Pages :
116
ISBN :
9789264213241 (PDF) ; 9789264213234 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264213241-en

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This peer reviews assess the performance of Italy, covering not just development co-operation agency, but also policy and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities Italy.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and acronyms 7
Italy’s aid at a glance 9
Context of Italy’s Peer Review 11
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations 13
Report 21
Chapter 1. Towards a comprehensive Italian development effort 23
-Global development issues 23
-Policy coherence for development 24
-Engaging in partner countries: a co-ordinated government approach at partner country level 28
-Financing for development 28
Chapter 2. Italy’s vision and policies for development co-operation 33
-Policies, strategies and commitments 33
-Decision-making 35
-Policy focus 37
Chapter 3. Allocating Italy’s official development assistance 41
-Overall ODA volume 41
-Bilateral ODA allocations 44
-Multilateral ODA channel 47
Chapter 4. Managing Italy’s development co-operation 53
-Institutional system 53
-Innovation and behaviour change 55
-Human resources 57
Chapter 5. Italy’s development co-operation delivery and partnerships 61
-Budgeting and programming processes 61
-Partnerships 65
-Fragile states 67
Chapter 6. Results and accountability of Italy’s development co-operation 71
-Results-based management system 71
-Evaluation system 72
-Institutional learning 74
-Communication, accountability, and development awareness 75
Chapter 7. Italy’s humanitarian assistance 81
-Strategic framework 81
-Effective programme design 82
-Effective delivery, partnerships and instruments 84
-Organisation fit for purpose 86
-Results, learning and accountability 87
Annex A. Progress since the 2009 DAC peer review recommendations 91
Annex B. OECD statistics on official development assistance 95
Annex C. Field visit to Albania 103
Annex D. Institutional and organisational structures 113