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!
• Law no. 125 of 11 August 2014 - General Law on International Development Cooperation
• Three-year Programming and Policy Planning Document 2017-2019
• AICS Annual Report 2017
• Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development - AICS' peer reviewed scientific journal
• Toward sustainable migration
• Mozambique - Supporting the socio-economic empowerment of Mozambican women - Reflections and recommendations from the PESED program
• Palestine - Emancipatory Disability Research
civil society organizations
Civil Society Organizations are crucial players in the challenge of sustainable development, worldwide.
As of 2018 there are 220 Italian CSOs registered with the Agency.
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.
Is a blue peace possible?
• Can the Renaissance bring destruction? If it’s the name of a dam, it could do. Under construction since 2011, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is considered the biggest dam ever built in Africa up to now. Project and financing are Ethiopian, implemented with Italian know-how. It is a giant costing 4.2 billion dollars, producing 6.5 GW of power, harnessing the Nile to bring energy to millions of Ethiopians, above all in the capital, Addis Ababa. The project is welcomed by neighbouring Sudan, as the regulation of water flows will facilitate irrigation for agricultural projects in the Nile’s Sudanese section. But for Egypt the situation is critical.