The Agency is the operative platform of the Italian cooperation system, and it is called to perform activities associated with the elaboration, development, financing, management and control of international cooperation initiatives. The Agency seeks to participate in the global debate on development issues, and to act as a major player in the pursuit of the SDGs. Welcome!

  migrants for development

  civil society organizations

Civil Society Organizations are crucial players in the challenge of sustainable development, worldwide. As of 2018 there are 217 Italian CSOs registered with the Agency.

CSOs may apply to calls for proposals issued by the Agency headquarters or by the field offices operating in 20 countries.

  calls for proposals

The Agency regularly issues a number of calls for proposals targeting CSOs and other no-profit organisations of the civil society, but also companies of the private sector, who are encouraged to participate in development cooperation initiatives, in compliance with the principles of transparency, competition and social responsibility.

Full details about the initiatives in progress in 2018 are available in the Italian website.

Stopping the mines, a matter of political will

• April 4th was the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The Nobel Peace Prize Jody Williams stated: "A world without weapons is possible. Banning landmines, as well as investing in structures and rehabilitation programs for the hundreds of thousands of people injured in the conflicts where these armaments have been used, is not just a matter of justice, or compensation for the harm. It also means freeing resources to use in projects that can improve the living conditions of people fleeing wars which are all-too-often fought using landmines." The US Nobel Prizewinner widens her perspective and - looking at today’s tragedies, from Syria to the "forgotten" war in Yemen - focuses on the challenge of disarmament: "It is a problem of national laws - she says - but also of the will to apply them on an international scale. It is a matter of political will."

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation


• Official Development Assistance


• Practitioners' Network


• Social media

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  AICS field offices

Based in Rome, the Agency runs a territorial office in Florence and a network of 20 field offices for managing development initiatives in partner countries worldwide.