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Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo  (HQ)

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (HQ)

Last update: Nov 26, 2021 Last update: 26 Nov, 2021

Details

Office: Italy
Address: Piazzale della Farnesina, 1 00135 Roma
E-mail(s): infonet@aics.gov.it
Contact person: Luca Maestripieri, Director of AICS
Phone: +39 - 06.36911
Sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food Security, G ... See more Agriculture, Education, Food Security, Gender, Human Resources, Poverty Reduction, Training
Nr. of employees: 501-1000
Types: Bilateral Bilateral
Status: Active

Description

AICS - the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation - is one of key innovations established by the Italian law on international cooperation (Law No. 125/2014). The Agency began operating in January 2016, with the aim of aligning Italy with its principal European and global partners in the endeavor of development. Its basic model reflects that used in the main European countries, and it must comply with the demand for more professional and innovative forms of cooperation, involving the methodological flexibility necessary in a continuously evolving scenario.

The Agency headquarters are in Rome. AICS runs another base in Florence and 20 field offices worldwide for assessing local needs, implementing development initiatives, monitoring results and building partnerships on the ground. According to the law, the Agency’s mission is to "perform technical and operational activities associated with the examination, development, financing, management and control of the cooperation initiatives".

Country eligibility

Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda
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Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Gabon, Galapagos, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Circumstantial eligible countries

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Tender Management Modes

Financing agencies
EC100%
RegionsTotal
EC2
Direct vs. Indirect Management
AICS / DGDCContractingAuthorities40.3%59.7%
RegionsTotal
AICS / DGDC149
Contracting Authorities221
Top Implementing Agencies
CEFA - EuropeanCommittee forTraining and Ag…Italian Agency forDevelopmentCooperation / A…United NationsDevelopmentProgramme (Le…United NationsOffice for ProjectServices( Kenya)Other agencies46%16%18%18%
RegionsTotal
CEFA - European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Kenya)23
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Israel)9
United Nations Development Programme (Lebanon)9
United Nations Office for Project Services( Kenya)8
Other agencies1
Co-Funding
UNDPECWBUNOPSOther agencies37.7%14.2%20.8%26.4%
RegionsTotal
UNDP40
EC28
WB22
UNOPS15
Other agencies1

Grant Management Modes

Direct vs. Indirect Management
AICS / DGDCContractingAuthorities24.1%75.9%
RegionsTotal
AICS / DGDC132
Contracting Authorities42
Top Implementing Agencies
Italian Agency forDevelopment andCooperation - T…United NationsDevelopmentProgramme (Bo…Italian Agency forDevelopmentCooperation / A…Italian Agency forDevelopmentCooperation / A…Other agencies26.3%21.1%21.1%26.3%
RegionsTotal
Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation - Tunis Regional Office5
United Nations Development Programme (Bosnia and Herzegovina)5
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Jordan)4
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Lebanon)4
Other agencies1
Co-Funding
ECUSAIDDFATNZAIDOther agencies34.8%17.4%17.4%28.3%
RegionsTotal
EC16
USAID13
DFAT8
NZAID8
Other agencies1
CEFA - European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Kenya)
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Israel)
United Nations Development Programme (Lebanon)
Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation - Tunis Regional Office
United Nations Development Programme (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Jordan)
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation / Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione Allo Sviluppo (Lebanon)