What We Do

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests in changing lives. Through our projects, business services and involvement in high-level policy reform, we're doing more than ever before across three continents.

We have been committing all our activity in 2020/2021 to helping counter the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our sectors

Our operations span agribusinessinfrastructuretransport and many other sectors.

We are world leaders in climate finance. All our activities will be aligned with the Paris Agreement from the end of 2022 and we plan to be a majority green bank by 2025.


Our emergency coronavirus financing package for 2020-21 is worth €21 billion.

Services we offer

Financial investment projects are at the heart of what we do.

We also provide business advisory services and promote trade finance and loan syndications.

Where we work

We're active in almost 40 economies across three continents, from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, to Central and Eastern Europe, to Central Asia.

Strategic and Capital Framework

Our Strategic and Capital Framework sets out our strategic aspirations over a five-year period.

Learn about our projects

Other areas of activity

Economic expertise: Our team of economists provide expert regional analysis and forecasts.


Our political engagement: EBRD staff regularly work on policy reform with governments, business leaders and regional officials, helping shape policies and initiatives that create favourable economic conditions and improve lives.

Governance, compliance and values

All our work is subject to strict and clear governance, designed to ensure transparency and good practice whilst taking multiple steps to avoid corruption.

All EBRD projects are evaluated so that we can learn from each and every operation.

Combine harvester in field

The EBRD in action

How EBRD Green Cities change people’s lives

Our Green Cities programme helps cities mitigate pollution and adapt to climate challenges.

Staying in business during the crisis

EBRD client Tagaddod has shown incredible resilience in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

What’s it like for a woman to launch a start-up in Albania?

We're transforming finance and advisory services for women in the Western Balkans.