Discover the stories of people whose lives have improved thanks to the EBRD’s cooperation with donors.
We are working to reduce electricity consumption and promote the sustainable use of water in the Kyrgyz Republic. Backed by the European Union, our financing facility makes loans available to businesses and the public to create a greener economy.
With support from Austria, the EBRD and Dariali Energy are planting a forest to offset the lifecycle greenhouse-gas emissions of a new hydropower plant in Georgia.
Economic turmoil and a Russian import embargo mean that Ukrainian dairy producers are urgently seeking new markets. The sector is crucial, socially and economically, so the EBRD backed a study and exchange visit to Taipei to explore the potential of entering Taiwanese and Chinese markets. This project was funded by the TaiwanBusiness-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund.
With funding from the European Union, the EBRD worked with SITI, the leading Moroccan producer of high-quality handmade tea-bags. An expert adviser from Romania helped the company developed its logistics functions, cutting costs at the same time and ensuring reliable operations.
Ukraine has the potential to feed a larger percentage of the world’s growing population. The EBRD is therefore working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the Central European Initiative to mobilise the private sector and help the country’s farmers increase their skills and knowledge of best practice.
The Bank’s response to the refugee crisis focuses on building the resilience of host countries. As part of these efforts we are helping a private kindergarten and elementary school in Jordan cope with a growing number of children, including Syrian refugees, by contributing to expansion of the premises and modernisation of the classrooms.
We are training young people in Jordan to help them gain employment, as well supporting private sector employers in their search for the best candidates. The work is supported by the government of the Republic of Korea.
The EBRD supports NGO Camp Alatoo to provide training in residential energy efficiency for builders across the Kyrgyz Republic, thanks to funding from the Slovak Republic. The project helps to boost local knowledge and develop a sustainable future for the country in the long term.
Meet Evgenii Krivorot, a Ukrainian pig farmer who – with the help of the Business Ombudsman Council – fought to get the VAT refund that was due to him. The EBRD and donors from the Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account are backing the work of the Council. Donors include: the European Union (the largest contributor), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
With funding from the European Union, the EBRD helped a software producer from Belarus to diversify its client base and expand business through a merger. In order to help introduce these innovations the company worked with an expert adviser from Ireland.
The EBRD is helping prepare businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to take full advantage of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU – with support from the EU4Business initiative. Finance for investments, business advice and policy reform are part of the toolkit set to unleash the trade potential of small businesses and boost economic integration.
The EBRD credit lines active in 24 countries prevent 6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. They provide finance and technical advice through local banks to borrowers who want to make energy efficiency investments in their industries and at home. These facilities are supported by many donors including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, European Union, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Taipei China and the United Kingdom. They are also funded by the Clean Technology Fund, the Global Environment Facility, the EBRD’s Early Transition Countries Fund, Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership Fund, European Western Balkans Joint Fund, the EBRD’s Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account, and EBRD-managed nuclear safety funds.
With a pioneering approach to promoting international trade, the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) offers products that have facilitated thousands of trade transactions, together worth more than €12 billion. The programme is supported by: Austria, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Taipei China, and the UK, as well as the EBRD’s Early Transition Countries Fund, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account and the Western Balkans Investment Framework.
With funding from the European Union, the EBRD enabled Sotupa, which produces a wide range of health and beauty products, to work with an international adviser from the UK who helped the company develop a marketing plan and launch new products.
Thanks to tailored advice and finance from the EBRD, a Kosovan producer of sweets is benefiting from improved marketing tools and will soon open a new factory. This project is part of the EBRD’s Women in Business programme in Kosovo funded by Luxembourg and Sweden.
With grants from the European Union, the EBRD worked with a leading fast food chain in Armenia to improve quality control and procedures and expand the franchise, helped by an international business adviser from the United Kingdom.
With support from the EBRD and donors, municipal authorities and the private sector, we’re improving urban landscapes across our region through more efficient public transport systems, better waste and water management, improved district hearing, energy efficiency in residential and public buildings, and many more activities.
In order to protect public health and the environment, with donor support from the European Union and Sweden, we are financing the renovation and development of a clean water and wastewater system in Bosnia and Herzegovina benefiting over 35,000 people.
We designed a credit line for industrial and commercial small and medium-sized enterprises that plan to invest in energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. This operation is supported by the European Union and the Climate Investment Funds.