Development cooperation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is characterised by its strong commitment to poverty reduction, to humanitarian aid and to effective work with its new privileged partner countries.
In 2009, the Luxembourg government reached the goal it had set itself in the 2000s for the first time: to reach an official development assistance (ODA) of 1% of the gross national income (GNI).
2013, Luxembourg was part of the group of countries being most active in the field of Official Development Assistance, attributing 1% of its GNI to this end.
ODA is implemented by the instruments of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, support programmes and cooperation with development NGOs.
Through its Emergency.lu project, Luxembourg provides a global rapid response satellite communications system in the event of natural disasters and humanitarian missions.