European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Tel: +44 20 7338 6372
Fax: +44 20 7338 6102
Email: charlesj [at] ebrd.com
Since its establishment in 1991, the EBRD has become the largest financial investor in a region that stretches from central Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. Working together with the private sector, the Bank invests in projects, engages in policy dialogue and provides technical advice that fosters innovation and builds sustainable and open-market economies.
The Bank’s investments also mobilize significant foreign direct investment into its countries of operations. It invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners. It provides project financing for the financial sector and the real economy, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly-owned companies to support privatization, the restructuring of state-owned firms and improvement of municipal services.
The EBRD is owned by 65 countries from five continents, as well as two intergovernmental institutions (the European Union and the European Investment Bank). It maintains a close political dialogue with governments, authorities, and representatives of civil society to promote its goals. It also works in cooperation with international organizations such as the OECD, the IMF, the World Bank and UN specialized agencies.
In all its operations the EBRD follows the highest standards in corporate governance and sustainable development. As a public institution, the EBRD is committed to a rigorous public information policy.
Selected TCB programmes and initiatives in this guide
The EBRD works in partnership with multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, UN agencies, the European Commission and other financial organizations such as the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). It frequently co-finances investment projects with other international financial institutions, such as the European Investment Bank or the International Finance Corporation.