OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Luxembourg 2017

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Published on October 19, 2017

Also available in: French

This review assesses the performance of Luxembourg, including looking at its efforts towards climate finance, the impact of its concentration on the quality of its portfolio and its vision for partnerships.


Conducting the peer review
Abbreviations and acronyms
Luxembourg's aid at a glance
Context of the peer review of Luxembourg
The DAC's main findings and recommendations
Luxembourg's global efforts for sustainable development
Luxembourg's policy vision and framework
Luxembourg's financing for development
Structure and systems of Luxembourg's development co-operation
Luxembourg's development co-operation delivery modalities and partnerships - globally, regionally and at country level
Results, evaluation and learning in Luxembourg's development co-operation
Luxembourg's humanitarian assistance
Annexes4 chapters available
Progress since the 2012 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Field visit to Senegal
Organisational structure
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Read the DAC's main findings and recommendations, available in English and French

Luxembourg is a generous aid donor and solid ally to partner countries, says OECD

Already one of the most generous providers of aid, Luxembourg has strengthened its development profile in recent years. It could build on this by setting out a clear vision for the future that factors in new risks of instability in fragile countries and ensures that no vulnerable groups are overlooked, according to a new OECD Review. 

The DAC Peer Review of Luxembourg says that concentrating official development assistance (ODA) on a limited number of countries and social sectors, and being focused on the effectiveness of its aid, enables Luxembourg to maximise its visibility, impact and  international influence. Partner countries praise the predictability and flexibility of its aid.

Read the press release, available in English and French

A balloon that connects people in disaster and crisis zones – an innovative public-private partnership

In order to reply to emergency humanitarian needs, Luxembourg has developed a solid expertise in emergency telecommunications through the project. The project enables rapid deployment of a telecommunication platform and Internet connectivity in disaster and crisis zones. It is innovative in that it results from a public-private partnership, which is less common than deploying civil protection teams and troops in these contexts. Since its launch in 2012, has been regularly deployed in several crisis zones mainly through a partnership with the World Food Programme, the lead partner in the sector of emergency telecommunications, and through a memorandum of understanding signed with other multilateral agencies. 

Read the peer review's chapter on Luxembourg’s humanitarian assistance

Implementation of peer review recommendations from 2012

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Read about the implementation of the 2012 recommendations

 About this review

Luxembourg's  peer review history

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