The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the EBRD’s 72nd shareholder when it became a full member of the Bank in September 2021.
Its joining the EBRD set the stage for new investment opportunities across the Bank’s regions.
The UAE government applied for EBRD membership in September 2020, expressing its wish to contribute to the Bank’s operations. This first step towards membership was approved by our Board of Governors in January 2021.
The UAE is an important business and knowledge hub. Its membership will open further opportunities for impact across the EBRD regions, benefiting many of the economies where the Bank invests.
The UAE will not become an EBRD country of operations.