Changes to Luxembourg's Official Development Assistance in 2022
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) defines official development assistance (ODA) as “government aid that promotes and specifically targets the development and welfare of developing countries”.
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 2022, Luxembourg ODA amounted to EUR 503.87 million (an increase of 10.5% compared to 2021) and represents 1% of gross national income (GNI). Luxembourg is therefore still one of the small number of OECD members — alongside Sweden (0.90%), Norway (0.86%), Germany (0.83%) 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, the European Union, Japan and France.
At the international level, official development assistance reached an unprecedented level of USD 204 billion in 2022, an increase of 9.7% in real terms compared to 2021. That represents 0.36 % 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 development assistance is largely due to spending on aid to Ukraine and on the treatment and reception of refugees in donor countries.