Development Co-operation Report 2006

Efforts and Policies of the Members of the Development Assistance Committee

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee's annual report on international aid. This year's edition includes an overview reviewing recent trends in aid volume, allocation, and effectiveness. A special chapter looks at how aid for trade can be made more effective.  Preliminary findings from the 2006 Baseline Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration are also presented.  Individual chapters for each donor country summarize key features of each country's programme including data on total flows, breakdowns by income group, geographical region and sector, and listing of the top ten recipients. Country chapters also include commentary on the donor's commitment to the MDGs, aid effectiveness, and policy coherence. The comprehensive statistical annex provides graphs and tables showing the evolution of aid flows.

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In 2005 Italy’s net ODA volume reached USD 5.1 billion, a 101.4% increase in real terms over 2004. The ODA/GNI ratio rose from 0.15% in 2004 to 0.29% in 2005. Commitment to the MDGs. Since the adoption of its official guidelines in 1999, poverty reduction has been one of the chief objectives of Italian development co-operation. However, Italy has yet to establish a coherent approach to mainstreaming this focus throughout its aid portfolio. Neither has it yet developed an operational strategy on its contribution to the achievement of the MDGs.

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