Denmark is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Since 1992, the country has committed more than €33 million of donor funding to support EBRD operations.
Denmark and the EBRD: at a glance
€33mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
1.2% capital share
€1.88bn Denmark-EBRD investments
Denmark participates in a number of multi-donor funds including the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) Support Fund, the EBRD-Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (Ukraine MDA) and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund.
Denmark is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Denmark - EBRD investment stood at €1.88 billion as of end of January 2021. EBRD finance accounted for €1.24 billion, and Denmark investment accounted for €638 million.
The joint investment has been across the EBRD’s region in various countries for example regional projects, Lithuania and Ukraine. Broken down by industry, the joint investment has been in industry; commerce and agribusiness; infrastructure; power and energy, and financial institutions.
Danish banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in countries where we invest to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported export and import transactions of Danish companies. Of the over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches, three are Danish.
In 2018 Danish consultants won 15 consultancy contracts totalling over €2.4 million.