Helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) thrive is at the heart of the EBRD’s mandate to facilitate its regions' transition to a market economy. Under the Small Business Initiative (SBI), we offer SMEs a strategic set of tools to support their growth, development and contribution to shared prosperity.
We provide SMEs with loans and investments through financial institutions and risk-sharing facilities, and we also finance them directly. Our bespoke advisory services help SMEs improve their entrepreneurial know-how, and our partnership with policy-makers fosters an environment enabling their success.
From financiers to engineers, lawyers and industry experts, this unique mix of skills and expertise comes together to offer solutions that really meet the needs of small businesses.