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Changes to Luxembourg’s official development assistance in 2021

ODA data are published by the OECD twice a year, in spring (preliminary report) and autumn (final report). The preliminary report provides an overview of ODA, excluding information on sectors of intervention and geographical location. The final report presents the final data and includes a detailed breakdown by sector and by country.

In 2021, Luxembourg ODA amounted to EUR 456.10 million (an increase of 14.9% compared to 2020) and represents 0.99% of gross national income (GNI). Luxembourg is therefore still one of the small number of OECD members – alongside Norway (0.93%), Sweden (0.92%), Germany (0.74%) and Denmark (0.70%) – to have maintained its ODA at 0.7% of GNI or above. In absolute terms, the US remains the most generous donor, followed by Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and France.

At the international level, official development assistance reached USD 178.9 billion in 2021, an increase of 4.4% in real terms compared to 2020. This represents 0.33% of the combined GNI of the members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee and is the highest level ever achieved. The increase in global official assistance is in the main due to the efforts made by some countries and institutions to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis, particularly by donating vaccines to developing countries.