Japan is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Japan is a long standing and generous donor to the Bank. It has provided over €190 million to the EBRD’s Donor Funds Programme, through bilateral and multilateral funds, making it one of the largest single-country contributors. The main tool for the TC cooperation is the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund (JECF), and Japan is the second largest contributor to the Early Transition Countries (ETC) Fund (EUR 13.5 million). Japan also joined other contributors in 2014 to support Ukraine through the EBRD-Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (Ukraine MDA) and 2017 to finance to Small Business Impact Fund (SBIF) (ASB in Central Asia including Uzbekistan).
Over €191m donor funds supporting EBRD operations
8.52% capital share
€9.09bn Japan-EBRD investments
The EBRD very much welcomes Japan’s active engagement with the Bank through grant resources and value Japan’s continued support towards our strategic priorities.
Japan is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Japan-EBRD investment stood at €9.4 billion as of December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €5.4 billion, and Japan investment accounted for €4 billion.
Japan-EBRD investment has been especially strong regionally, in Turkey and in Hungary. Broken down by industry the joint investment has been strong in energy, industry, commerce and agribusiness, followed by infrastructure and financial institutions.
Japanese banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in its countries of operations to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported 197 and import transactions of Japanese companies. Over 800 confirming banks or bank branches participate in the Programme, 16 of which are Japanese.
In 2018 Japanese consultants won 4 consultancy contracts totalling over €8,200.