ROME, MAY 30 – The goal launched by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been accomplished. Italy is now the fourth country in the G7 for funds invested in international cooperation. “We hope to reach the o.30% in 2020. This way we will be able to be better than Canada”, the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mario Giro announced the Foreign Affairs Comittees of the Italian Parliament.
Public resources for development initiatives increased from 0.14% of GDP in 2012 to 0.26% in 2016, for about 4.3 billion Euros. “This is what the Netherlands and Sweden, traditionally two big donors, are investing. Only France and Germany are above us”, Giro said confirming that, “after years of decay, Italy is back”. (@OnuItalia)