3/12/20 - 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 Brian Atwood, Chair of the DAC. “We commend Luxembourg’s commitment to keeping its ODA at 1% of GNI until 2014”.
The OECD’s review of Luxembourg’s development policies and programmes notes the country’s strong stand on reducing poverty, humanitarian assistance and its effective work with 9 developing country partners. Luxembourg plans to end its aid programme to Vietnam and Salvador, and the review encourages Luxembourg to ensure that this exit is predictable and transparent.
The Review makes a number of other recommendations to increase the positive impact of Luxembourg’s aid.
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This peer review was carried out by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee which groups the world’s major donor countries. The examiners were Greece and Spain.