Italy Overall Performance
Italy ranked 19th in the HRI 2011, improving one position from 2010. Based on the patterns of its scores, Italy is classified as a Group 3 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) and Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score close to average. Other donors in the group include Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, and Spain.
Italy scored below the OECD/DAC and Group 3 averages in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2, where it scored above both averages, and Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where it was below the OECD/DAC average yet above the Group 3 average. Italy did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in the indicators on Funding accountability initiatives and Funding reconstruction and prevention. Its scores were relatively the lowest in indicators on Participating in accountability initiatives, Funding UN and RC/RC appeals, Funding NGOs, Un-earmarked funding and Reducing climate-related vulnerability.