The EBRD at 30

The EBRD was created in April 1991 to 'foster the transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative'.

We currently anticipate committing all our activity in 2020/2021 to countering the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Such financial support should be worth some €21 billion.

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We offer a wide range of financial instruments and other services, including business advice for SMEs, and take a flexible approach to structuring our products.

EBRD Project finder

We're committed to transparency and disclosure in relation to our projects.

We publish documents and information about our projects which can be searched here.

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Coming soon

EBRD 2021 Annual Meeting and Business Forum

28 Jun - 02 Jul 2021, Online, UK

Hosted by the UK authorities and the key event in the EBRD’s annual cycle, our 30th Annual Meeting and Business Forum will take place virtually.

Our key work and priorities

The Paris Agreement

We support our countries’ contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

EBRD Green

We're a climate finance leader and aim to become a majority green bank by 2025.

Coronavirus pandemic

We're targetting coronavirus financing of €21 billion in 2020-21.

Transforming Chernobyl

We have managed the financing of work to safeguard and transform the Chernobyl site.

EBRD Literature Prize

The winner of the 2021 prize was The King of Warsaw by Szczepan Twardoch.

Economic inclusion

Economic inclusion is integral to achieving a transition towards sustainable market economies.

Road safety

We are working harder than ever to make roads safe for all. 



Infrastructure spurs growth, creates jobs and enhances an economy’s competitiveness.


Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

We are already deeply engaged in many economies along the BRI.

Local currency and capital markets

We support local currencies and promote the development of capital markets.


Refugee crisis response

We’re helping Jordan and Turkey cope with the influx of millions of refugees.


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Publications and reports

Explore the EBRD's latest corporate reports in both digital and print formats.