Donors and the EBRD 2016

Together with donors,
the EBRD makes a real impact, changing lives now and for the future.

From Jordan to Ukraine, from Georgia to Bosnia and Herzegovina, our projects boost economic resilience, bring sustainable innovation, make societies more cohesive and help protect the environment.

Donor partnerships

Donor partnerships are an integral part of how the EBRD operates, blending grants and finance to enhance well-functioning market economies and sustainable growth.

By co-financing our operations and related activities such as policy reform and technical projects, donors generate greater impact in the region where we work, making economies competitive, well-governed, green, inclusive, resilient and integrated.

The EBRD currently works with around 40 donors. Together they have contributed close to €5 billion to the Bank’s activities since 1991.

Our projects raise regulatory standards and improve governance at the corporate and institutional level. This work strengthens economies and reinforces transparency, fair competition, modernisation, inclusion and the sustainable use of resources.

In 2016 the EBRD secured €445 million of new donor funds from the European Union, individual governments and donor agencies, as well as from global funds. The Bank used €409 million during the year. On average, a third of EBRD operations were underpinned by donor funds, especially in regions that face the greatest economic challenges.

These donor contributions underpinned the Bank’s engagement in green investments and the implementation of our Gender Strategy. They also supported the EBRD’s response to the international refugee crisis in Jordan and Turkey and our commitment to establishing cleaner urban environments through the recently launched Green Cities Framework.

Among the ultimate beneficiaries of the generosity of EBRD donors are the millions of citizens enjoying better municipal services, and the entrepreneurs with more access to finance and advice to generate jobs and wealth. Industries and infrastructure have also benefited, enabling the use of clean technology. And regulators are better equipped to implement reforms that improve the business climate.

Activities

Read and listen to how donors support our activities in a variety of key sectors.

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Green economy

The EBRD’s sustainable development model recognises that a well-functioning market economy should be green –...
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Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Better water, improved public transport, cleaner cities – these are just a few of the...
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Small business

Successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) help create employment. They increase economic productivity and innovation,...
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Good governance

Well-governed economies grow quickly and sustainably. At the national level, good governance means better policies...
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Financial sector

Financial stability is the capacity to support long-term development while avoiding excessive volatility and market...
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Inclusion and gender

The EBRD aims to open up economic opportunities to underserved social groups, regardless of gender,...
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Agribusiness

In the EBRD region agribusiness has huge potential to advance economic growth and global food...
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Impact

Every euro of donor funds received in 2016 has multiplied EBRD resources for the benefit of hundreds of enterprises and millions of citizens across more than 30 countries

Stories

Discover the stories of people whose lives have improved thanks to the EBRD’s cooperation with donors.

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Greener resources for the Kyrgyz Republic

We are working to reduce electricity consumption and promote the sustainable use of water in...
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Georgia: the world’s first carbon-neutral hydropower project

With support from Austria, the EBRD and Dariali Energy are planting a forest to offset...
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Milk matters: opening new markets for Ukrainian dairy producers

Economic turmoil and a Russian import embargo mean that Ukrainian dairy producers are urgently seeking...
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Making Moroccan tea global

With funding from the European Union, the EBRD worked with SITI, the leading Moroccan producer...
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Supporting Ukraine’s farmers and global food security

Ukraine has the potential to feed a larger percentage of the world’s growing population. The...
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EBRD refugee response – education for all children

The Bank’s response to the refugee crisis focuses on building the resilience of host countries....
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Youth inclusion in Jordan – working with the private sector to close the gap

We are training young people in Jordan to help them gain employment, as well supporting...
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