Its development cooperation policy entails the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) being in permanent contact with numerous partners:
- The partner countries in Africa, Asia and Central America are the developing countries on which Luxembourg is concentrating its bilateral cooperation. These are Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Laos, Mali, Nicaragua, Niger and Senegal.
- Luxembourg also supports projects in 7 countries, known as “project countries”. These are Vietnam, El Salvador, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Myanmar and the occupied Palestinian territories(*).
- The Luxembourg agency for development cooperation Lux-Development S.A. is the executive agency for most of Luxembourg’s bilateral cooperation development projects. However, other partners also operate under the ministry’s mandate: ADA, Caritas, Proman and SOS Faim.
- There are numerous multilateral organisations with which Luxembourg’s development cooperation Ministry maintains working relations, either by providing them with overall financial support, or by sharing in the financing of specific projects implemented under their responsibility (multi-bi projects).
- The development NGOs accredited by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs request its financial support for awareness raising activities (cost sharing), classic cooperation projects (co-financing) or multi-annual cooperation programmes (framework agreement). Most of these NGOs have their own web presence.
- Thanks to its close ties with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Ministry of Finance is the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs’ principal contact among other Luxembourg ministries.