In 2013, Luxembourg provided USD 431 million ODA (preliminary data), a 1.2% increase in real terms from 2012. It has maintained its level of ODA as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) at 1% in 2013. It is the 3rd largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of ODA/GNI share and one of five DAC members meeting the UN target of 0.7%. The share of Luxembourg’s untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 94% in 2012, compared with the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.
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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.