EBRD Donors

EBRD donor partnerships

Donor governments and partners make a vital contribution to the EBRD’s work by providing funds that act as a catalyst for our investments and support our other activities in countries from central Europe to central Asia and, the southern and eastern Mediterranean region.

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

From Morocco to Mongolia, from Egypt to Estonia – our EBRD donors provide funds that support common activities and act as a catalyst for investments.

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To help improve the lives of people in the countries where the EBRD invests, donors offer a range of funding instruments through many different channels.

The EBRD and its donors share the commitment expressed in the United Nations’ 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.

The EBRD ensures that the use of grants and concessional finance fosters sustainable market economies and does not cause aid dependency or market distortions.

The EBRD efficiently manages donor funds. It offers:

  • Local presence and expertise – over 25 years’ experience of successful investment in transition countries and 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 approach – Blending project loans with donor-funded grants 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.