Germany is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Germany and the EBRD: at a glance
€197 million donor funds supporting EBRD operations (including unfunded guarantees)
8.52% capital share
€35.35bn Germany-EBRD investments
Germany is also a committed donor to the EBRD. Since 1992, Germany has contributed around €197 million in donor funding for various types of activities, including a €50 million unfunded guarantee to enable, together with other contributors, EBRD loans to Naftogaz in 2022. 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 Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (SIF), the European Western Balkans Joint Fund and EBRD Crisis Response Special Fund. The EBRD is also benefitting from financial resources provided through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Germany is one of the strongest sources of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations.
Germany is one of the strongest sources of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint investment stood at €35.35 billion as of February 2023. EBRD finance accounted for €18.06 billion, and German investment accounted for €17.30 billion.
Germany-EBRD investment has been especially strong in Poland, followed by regional projects, Türkiye, Kazakhstan and Hungary. Broken down by sector, joint Germany-EBRD investment has been in the following sectors: industry, commerce and agribusiness, sustainable infrastructure, and financial institutions.
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 inception, the TFP has supported 3,104 export and import transactions for German companies for a total € 2,488.64 million, for transactions which were initiated by banks in the EBRD countries of operation and confirmed by banks in both Germany and abroad. Thirty-three German banks and branches of banks have joined the programme as Confirming Banks (all figures as of December 2022).
From 2018 to 2022, entities from Germany won 527 procurement and consultancy contracts worth €404.6 million.
The German International Climate Initiative (IKI) has recently approved EBRD two projects: Accelerating NDC and promoting sustainable bioenergy, agri and land-use practices in Ukraine and Regional mechanisms for the low-carbon, climate-resilient transformation of the energy-water-land Nexus in Central Asia.