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Italy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Very Poor

42_VP_Italy MAE

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? No.

The Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internationale (MAE), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is responsible for Italy’s international cooperation and development policy. In January 2016 Italy set up a separate development agency responsible for implementation under the MAE’s responsibility.

ANALYSIS

Challenges and room for improvement
  • Italy’s transparency efforts have stalled meaning that the MAE remains in the ‘very poor’ category, where it has ranked since 2013.
  • Italy is the only European nation included in the Index that does not currently publish to the IATI Registry and publishes mostly OECD DAC CRS data making it difficult to get a picture of its current activities.
  • Italy does not provide access to current information on its open aid portal.
  • Of the twenty-eight activity-level indicators only ten are always published, six are sometimes published and twelve are not published at all. This is particularly poor in the case of financial and performance data: only commitments are always published on the organisations website and results are sometimes published. None of the twenty-two indicators that are scored graduated on the basis of format are published in a machine-readable format.
  • Budgetary information is not published at either the organisation or activity level.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Italy should aim to publish in the IATI Standard starting with the publication of a full organisation file with three-year forward- looking total and disaggregated budgets.
  • It should publish more comprehensive activity-level information, including to the IATI Registry.
  • Italy should publish current data to its open aid portal.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Very Poor

16.0%

2014 Index Score:

Very Poor

15.7%

2013 Index Score:

Very Poor

10.0%


First published to IATI:

N/A



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

16.0%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

1.11/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

7.09/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

7.75/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

8. Country Strategy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details