PARIS, JANUARY 11 – With over 4 billion USD in 2015, Italy’s deployed in foreign aid to developing countries the 0.22% of its GNI, the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate stated in publishing its final statistics on resource flows for the year in question. The new data, published at the end of 2016, shows an increase of 18.9% in real terms compared to the 0.19% in 2014.
In 2015 Italy passed Japan (0.21%) and the United States (0.17%) placing itself on the fifth slot among G7 countries in the OECD spreadsheet, after the United Kingdom (0.70%), Germany (0.52%), France (0.37%) and Canada (0.28%).
The OECD was created in 1960, when 18 European countries plus the United States and Canada joined forces to create an organisation dedicated to economic development. Today, the organization’s 35 Member countries span the globe, from North and South America to Europe and Asia-Pacific. They include many of the world’s most advanced countries but also emerging countries like Mexico, Chile and Turkey with the goal to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world.
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