OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IN 2019
In 2019, Luxembourg’s official development assistance (ODA) amounted to EUR 420.80 million, 1.04% of gross national income (GNI). Thus Luxembourg is still one of the small number of OECD members – alongside Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom – to have maintained its ODA at 0.7% of GNI or above.
LUXEMBOURG’S DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND ITS PARTNERS
Luxembourg’s development cooperation is firmly committed to the eradication of poverty, especially in the least developed countries. Its actions are conceived in the spirit of sustainable development, in its social, economic and environmental aspects - with men, women and children at its core. They are part of the implementation - by 2030 - of the Sustainable Development Goals.
For 2019, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs allocated a total budget of EUR 53.94 million for humaniarian intervention, including contributions for humanitarian issued from the mutilateral budget line and from the development cooperation fund. The year was dominated by the response to humanitarian crises, particularly in Syria and Yemen, but also in the Sahel and the Lake Chad regions, Mozambique and Bangladesh.
The consistency of Luxembourg Cooperation policies is reflected in the systematic consideration of certain subjects. In 2019, Luxembourg particularly focused on gender, digitalisation in development, climate and environment, themes that were introduced in all of its interventions.