Israel is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Israel is a donor to the EBRD, with total contributions of €1.6 million since 1992.
Israel and the EBRD: at a glance
€1.6 million donor funds supporting EBRD operations
0.66% capital share
€1.41 billion Israel-EBRD investments
A new Israel-EBRD bilateral fund was established in December 2018 with the Ministry of Economy with the first contribution of €1 million. Israel places great focus on cybersecurity, climate and the environment, in line with Paris commitments, and finances activities that enhance energy and resource efficiency.
Israel is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations.
The value of joint investment stood at €1.41 billion as of end February 2023. EBRD finance accounted for €911.0 million, and Israeli investment accounted for €502.6 million.
The joint investment has been in Poland, Romania, Kazakhstan followed by regional projects, and Kosovo. Broken down by industry, the joint investment has been in the following sectors: financial institutions, sustainable infrastructure, industry, commerce and agribusiness.
Israeli banks also participate in the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme as confirming banks. Since inception, the TFP has supported 181 export and import transactions for Israeli companies for a total € 77.64 million, for transactions which were initiated by banks in the EBRD countries of operation and confirmed by banks in both Israel and abroad. Five Israeli banks and branches of banks have joined the programme (all figures as of December 2022).
From 2018 to 2022, entities from Israel won 15 procurement and consultancy contracts worth €1.4 million.