Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1992.
In 2012, Luxembourg’s net ODA amounted to USD 432 million at current prices, a 9.8% increase in real terms from USD 409 million in 2011. This was due to an increase in bilateral grants, and follows two years of decrease in real terms. Luxembourg’s ODA volume is now nearly back at 2009 levels.
Luxembourg’s ODA/GNI ratio increased from 0.97% in 2011 to 1% in 2012, well above the EU target. Luxembourg has, therefore, adhered to the commendable plan outlined in its 2009-14 government programme to maintain its ODA volume at 1% of its GNI.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
Luxembourg: a generous aid donor Luxembourg allocated 0.97% of its gross national income, or USD 413 million, to official development assistance in 2011. “Luxembourg is the Development Assistance Committee’ s third most generous donor as a portion of its economy – after Sweden and Norway – and it has a high quality programme,” says former DAC Chair Brian Atwood. “We commend Luxembourg’s commitment to keeping its ODA at 1% of GNI until 2014”.
The mid-term review of the co-operation programme between Luxembourg and Burkina Faso shows mitigated results. On the one hand, tripling the budget of the programme has increased the pressure on the effectiveness of its implementation. On the other hand, establishing a sector-wide approach has called for new implementation modalities, which could make the implementation process more complex and lengthy.