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EBRD Donors

EBRD donor partnerships

Donor partnerships are an integral part of how the EBRD operates, using donor funds strategically and responding to country specific conditions. We have different instruments at our disposal, like blending grants and commercial finance or using guarantees to enhance well-functioning market economies and sustainable growth from central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean region.

By co-financing our operations and related activities such as policy reforms and technical cooperation projects, donors help generate greater impact in the region where we work, making economies competitive, well-governed, green, inclusive, resilient and integrated.

A wide community of donors is backing the EBRD with more resources than ever before, a strong sign of support for the Bank and its model of sustainable and inclusive development led by the private sector in collaboration with the public sector.

At the EBRD, we partner with donors to make the economies in our regions greener, more resilient and more inclusive. But how do we work?

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The EBRD and its donors share the commitment expressed in the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Action. The Bank cooperates closely with other international financial institutions and the global development community to deliver on these global agreements.

The EBRD efficiently manages donor funds. It offers:

  • Local presence and expertise – over 25 years of experience, achieving results through successful investment and partnering in transition countries, using our extensive knowledge and presence in those economies. The EBRD works with national and local authorities, the private sector, donors and civil society in each country to enhance the impact of our investments and our technical assistance with active policy dialogue.
  • Blended finance and innovative approaches – Blending donor co-financing with EBRD’s commercial investments promotes sustainable solutions and expands the scope of EBRD activities. It also places EBRD clients in a stronger market position.
  • Leveraged grants – With relatively limited grants the EBRD mobilises significant investment opportunities. Working with guarantees and risk-sharing facilities makes it possible to re-use funds and generate substantial leverage against the amounts initially invested.
  • Results through bankable projects – The EBRD applies results-based management in all its work.
  • Flexibility – With a private sector mindset and lean procedures, the Bank can respond swiftly to new priorities and tackle emerging crises.