Luxembourg’s official development assistance in 2017

Breakdown of ODA by intervention sectors in 2017

The following table gives the breakdown by sector of all Luxembourg ODA expenditure in 2017.

In 2017, Luxembourg development cooperation continued to focus on sectors falling into the category of infrastructure and social services, which made up 36,82% of total aid (and 43,08% of bilateral aid). Education, health, population/health and fertility policy, water distribution and sanitation as well as support for governance and civil society all fall within that category.

The category of infrastructure and economic services made up 6,67% of aid (9,19% of bilateral aid), the two main sub-categories being investments in the sector of banks and financial services (inclusive finance) and communications. The category of production sectors made up 6,16% of ODA in 2017 (8,40% of bilateral aid), mainly allocated to agriculture, forestry and fishing. Support for multi-sector and cross-cutting issues represented 4,10% of ODA (5,40% of bilateral aid).

We should note that, under multilateral ODA, a large part of the investments (77,77%) cannot be allocated to a precise sector. This is due to the nature of multilateral aid, which is made up of direct contributions, mandatory or voluntary, to the multilateral agencies’ general budget.