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Denmark: EBRD shareholder profile

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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 €43 million of donor funding to support EBRD operations.

Denmark and the EBRD: at a glance
€37mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
1.2% capital share
€2.0bn 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 investment stood at €2.0 billion as of end of February 2023. EBRD finance accounted for €1.33 billion, and Denmark investment accounted for €668.7 million.

The joint investment has been strong regionally in Ukraine, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and Latvia. Broken down by industry, the joint investment has been in industry; commerce and agribusiness; sustainable infrastructure, 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. Since inception, the TFP has supported 227 export and import transactions for Danish companies for a total € 197.52 million, for transactions which were initiated by banks in the EBRD countries of operation and confirmed by banks in both Denmark and abroad. Three Danish banks and branches of banks have joined the programme as Confirming Banks (all figures as of December 2022).

From 2018 to 2022, entities from Denmark won 60 procurement and consultancy contracts worth €17.4 million.


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