LuxDev works in 14 countries on four continents. Most of its activity is concentrated on the six official partner countries of the Luxembourg Cooperation, as defined by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Agency is active in Africa (Cabo Verde, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal) and South-East Asia (Laos).
For each of the partner countries, an Indicative Cooperation Programme (ICP) is adopted by the governments of Luxembourg and the respective partner country. The ICP is a multi-annual programme, which identifies the key areas of cooperation (sectors, geographical areas, methods of intervention) and the indicative multi-annual budget allocated to the programme. It shows the long-term commitment that binds the Luxembourg Cooperation to its partner countries. In every partner country, a country office or a regional office, which shares its premises with the official Luxembourg diplomatic missions, represents the Agency.
In addition to the privileged partner countries, the Luxembourg Cooperation has relations with other countries in Europe (Kosovo), Africa (Rwanda, Benin), Latin America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua) and Asia (Vietnam and Mongolia).
While LuxDev's activities in Kosovo and Rwanda have a country office, those set up in Vietnam and El Salvador are attached to the Asia office in Laos and the Latin America office in Nicaragua. The programmes implemented in Mongolia are managed directly from the Agency's headquarters in Luxembourg. In Benin, a country office is being set up.
Evaluation is a tool for continuous improvement, for efficient Development Cooperation as well as increased transparency and mutual accountability. LuxDev’s evaluation policy is based on the guiding principles and criteria for evaluation of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and derived from the general strategy of the Luxembourg Development Cooperation – on the way to 2030.
Evaluation: the systematic and objective assessment of an on-going or completed project, programme or policy, its design, implementation and results. The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, development efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. An evaluation should provide information that is credible and useful, enabling the incorporation of lessons learned into the decision–making process of both recipients and donors.
Source: OECD / DAC: Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results based management
The evaluations are driven by the Evaluations, Quality and Knowledge Management Department, which reports to the General Directorate of the Agency.
LuxDev systematically recruits consultants and pays particular attention to the use of local expertise in the evaluation teams. The impartiality and independence of these evaluations facilitate the dissemination and use of lessons learned within the Agency.
The evaluation exercise is a privileged moment of partnership, exchange and learning between all stakeholders of an intervention. The involvement of the counterpart contributes to capacity building in the field of evaluation in the partner countries.
Evaluation summary reports are systematically published on the LuxDev website. Access to the full report can be requested by email to the Agency (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The evaluation reports are written by independent experts, hence the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of LuxDev or the Luxembourg Development Cooperation.
Guided by the principles of development effectiveness and complying with Luxembourg’s international commitments, in addition to projects commissioned by the Luxembourg Government, LuxDev also implements projects on behalf of other international donors.
LuxDev offers its proven capacities for high-quality deliverables and operational flexibility to third-party donors seeking a reliable partner to implement their development cooperation policies in line with their international commitments.
These interventions are linked to the project commissioned by the Luxembourg Government, intentionally seeking synergies and complementarities. They are realised in our Partner countries and in our priority sectors where we have a comparative advantage.
Within the framework of the Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness, LuxDev’s Activities for ATDs also contribute to enhancing coherence and harmonisation in development cooperation and to reducing transaction costs for local partners that are often required to engage in dialogue with several donors simultaneously.
Projects on behalf of other international donors:
- AFR/301 - "Public Transformation in West Africa" initiative support project
- AFR/801 - Afrique-Europe D4D Hub
- AFR/820 - African Internet eXchange System
- BKF/801 - Research and Innovation Project for productive, resilient and healthy agropastoral systems in West Africa
- KSV/801 - European Union Support to Vocational Education and Training (VET), Professional Requalification and Occupation (ESVET PRO) LuxDev Project
- NIG/703 - Support to the Water and Sanitation Sector Programme in Niger within the framework of PROSEHA
- RWA/025 - Transformation towards sustainable food systems - Kwihaza
- RWA/026 - Support project to technical training and employability in Rwanda