Donor scores: Luxembourg

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Luxembourg maintained its 7th place ranking in the HRI this year. Its highest ranking was in Pillar 1 (Responding to needs), where it dropped slightly from 2nd to 4th place. In Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery) Luxembourg moved up to 4th place, from 7th place in 2008. Its ranking in Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners) dropped four positions from 5th to 9th, and in Pillar 4 (Protection and International Law), it moved from 5th to 12th place. Luxembourg’s lowest ranking was in Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where it came in 20th among all donors. Luxembourg ranked first among the donors for the HRI 2009 on generosity and burden sharing (along with Norway, Sweden and Ireland).

Luxembourg ranked very well among its peers in several indicators on funding, with first place rankings for funding IFRC and ICRC appeals, funding UN Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals, funding CERF and other quick disbursement mechanisms, and for funding international disaster mitigation mechanisms (2nd). It also did well in assessing needs (3rd) and maintaining independence from non-humanitarian objectives (3rd). However, Luxembourg was among the lowest ranked donors in indicators on donor capacity for informed decision-making(21st), commitment to saving lives (20th), beneficiary involvement (19th), funding to forgotten emergencies and those with low media coverage (20th), and strengthening humanitarian response capacity (20th). It ranked 22nd in several indicators around accountability, including transparency of funding and decision-making, monitoring adherence to quality standards, and participation and support for accountability initiatives.
Luxembourg’s performance in the different crises studied was below the donor average.

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