Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Since 2009, Luxembourg has been part of the group of countries being most active in the field of Official Development Assistance, attributing 1% of its GNI to this end.

Since the adhesion of Luxembourg to the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 1992, the Grand Duchy’s development cooperation policy has undergone significant change, both in terms of funds made available to it and with regard to its organisational and qualitative aspects.

The volume of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has substantially and regularly increased in the last year. The resolution 2626, adopted on 24 March 1970 by the United Nations, recommends countries to dedicate 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) to cooperation with developing countries.

Luxembourg has committed even more than the 0.7% of its gross national income to development cooperation.

The country is thus one of the few countries to meet the commitments made by the European ministers in May 2005, under the Luxembourg Presidency, on ODA levels to be attained in 2010 (0.56%) and 2015 (0.70% ).

Already in 2000 Luxembourg reached the threshold of 0.7% of gross national income spent on ODA.

Since 2009, Luxembourg has been part of the group of countries being most active in the field of Official Development Assistance, attributing 1% of its GNI to this end.

The table below shows the steady increase in official development assistance of Luxembourg:

(Source: annual report 2013 on Luxembourg ODA)

  • Updated 28-04-2015