Pandemic Response Report Card: Italy

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… since Prime Minister Mario Draghi said "Successful vaccination campaigns and coordinated action from governments and central banks have allowed the global economy to rebound."

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Leading the G20 summit in Rome this year, Prime Minister Mario Draghi underlined the necessity for multilateralism to end the pandemic. The summit saw important progress, with a global commitment to support the economic recovery of low-income countries and to meet vaccine targets. But the summit fell short on establishing concrete, time-bound plans to deliver promised vaccines and financing. Alongside many other G7 countries, Italy also pledged to recycle 20% of its Special Drawing Rights allocation to low-income countries, an important step in financing a global economic recovery.

However, Italy has only delivered 12.6 million of the 45 million doses it committed to share by the end of 2021. Italy provided $98 million in aid for COVID-19 activities during 2020. ButItaly has committed only $493 million of the requested $890 million contribution to the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A). Italy must close the 36 million gap in vaccine doses and fill the $397 million financing gap to ACT-A.