Internationally, Luxembourg confirmed its position in 2015 among the five donors that meet the commitment made in 1970 within the United Nations General Assembly to devote at least 0.70% of their GNI to development. In 2015, Luxembourg's public aid to development totaled 324,941,071 euros.
The fall of the ODA / GNI ratio to below 1% is due to a strong reevaluation of GNI during the year (+ 13%) and not a decline in financial volume in absolute terms.
9 partner countries
The annual report presents the cooperation with Luxembourg's 9 partner countries (Nicaragua, Salvador, Cape Verde, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Laos, Vietnam). However, in order to focus on the least developed countries, Luxembourg's cooperation is phasing out its engagement in 2016 in Vietnam and Salvador, both of which are now middle-income countries.
Luxembourg assumes the role of leading donor in the area of vocational training in Cabo Verde, Senegal and Burkina Faso. In Nicaragua, Luxembourg assumes this role in the tourism sector and in Kosovo in the health sector. Moreover, Denmark and Luxembourg have formalised a delegated cooperation in Niger, where Luxembourg takes over the activities of the Danish cooperation in the water sector in the regions of Diffa and Zinder.
Luxembourg's cooperation in numbers
- The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs manages and implements 83.76% of Luxembourg's ODA;
- 73.64% of Luxembourg's ODA is dedicated to bilateral cooperation and 26.36% to multilateral cooperation;
- 13.08% went to the three phases of humanitarian assistance: emergency, transition and prevention;
- All 91 accredited NGOs manage 19.35% of Luxembourg's ODA.
The annual report is available online in English and French on the mini website: cooperation.lu.
Written by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the annual report provides details on the use of funds for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Fund.
(Source: press release of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs / Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action)