Luxembourg has maintained its place at the top of a list of donor countries that take a “principled approach” to international development aid.
The “Principled Aid Index” was produced by ODI, a development thinktank, and released on 21 March 2019.
The study compared the 29 nations that are members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee “by how they use their official development assistance to pursue their long-term national interest in a safer, sustainable and more prosperous world,” according to ODI.
The DAC sets rich world donor standards for sustainable development aid.
Luxembourg earned 24.49 out of a possible 30 points. The top five were rounded out by the UK, Sweden, Ireland and Norway. The bottom five were Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Greece and the 29th ranked Slovak Republic (with 5.93 points).