Luxembourg’s official development assistance in 2017

The development cooperation fund in 2017

Established by the amended law of 6 January 1996 on development cooperation and humanitarian action, the Development Cooperation Fund (DCF) is an instrument enabling the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to carry out development programmes and projects extending over several years.

The state budget provided the DCF with 204 117 951 euros in 2017; added to this are the assets available on 1 January, i.e. 2 736 777 euros, as well as revenue during the year (2 158 625 euros) – essentially reimbursements from NGOs of funds not disbursed on projects co-financed by the Ministry.

In 2017, a total of 207,37 million euros was disbursed through the DCF. The majority of this amount (44,69%, i.e. 92,64 million euros) was granted to LuxDev as the state’s principal agent in implementing projects and programmes involving bilateral governmental cooperation. Next come non-governmental development organisations, which received 38,68 million euros (18,66%) as part of the co-financing of their projects and programmes and to cover some of their administrative costs. The balance was accounted for by projects implemented by the Ministry directly with other partners (15,58%) or with multilateral agencies (17,26%) as well as for programme support.