Germany: EBRD shareholder profile

Cityscape in Germany

Germany is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.

Germany is one of the strongest sources of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Germany-EBRD investment stood at €28.6 billion as of January 2017. EBRD finance accounted for €14 billion of that total and German investment accounted for €14.6 billion.

Germany and the EBRD: at a glance
€90mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
8.52% capital share
€28.6bn Germany-EBRD investments

Germany-EBRD investment has been especially strong in Poland with 56 per cent of joint investments, followed by regional joint investments at 27 per cent and Turkey with 17 per cent. Broken down by sector, 46 per cent of joint Germany-EBRD investment has been in industry, commerce and agribusiness, 22 per cent in energy 16 per cent in financial institutions and 16 per cent in infrastructure.

German banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in the countries where we invest to foreign confirming banks. Since 1999, the EBRD has supported 2,391 export and import transactions of German companies totalling €1.6 million. Of the over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches in the programme, 33 are German.

With 141 consultancy contracts in 2065, German consultants are among the most awarded with contracts by the EBRD and its clients. Totalling €16.15 million, these 2016 contracts include 54 that were awarded by the Small Business Support programme.

Germany is also a committed donor to the EBRD. Since 1992, Germany has contributed €90 million in donor funding for various types of activities. It participates in the Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account, the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund, the NDEP Support Fund, the Early Transition Countries Fund and the European Western Balkans Joint Fund.