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 220 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.

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.

• 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.