The Czech Republic is a member of the EBRD with a 0.85 per cent share. Since 2008 the EBRD has not made any new investments in the Czech Republic, but still manages a portfolio in the country.
Czech Republic and the EBRD: at a glance
€22.1mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
0.85% capital share
€1.2bn Czech Republic-EBRD investments
Geographically, the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries are the two priority regions and, in this context, the Czech Republic participates in the activities of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF).
In 2013, the Czech Republic extended its cooperation further by becoming a contributor to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership Fund (E5P).
Since 1991 EBRD invested EUR 1.22bn in the Czech Republic in 109 projects of total project value EUR over EUR 5.2 billion. Current portfolio represents EUR 76 million in 19 projects (includes regional allocations of regional projects).
Czech Republic-EBRD investment has been strong in Hungary, followed by Slovak Republic and Bulgaria. Broken down by sector, the joint Czech Republic-EBRD investments has been in industry, commerce and agribusiness, followed by energy, financial institutions and infrastructure.
Czech banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in the EBRD’s countries of operations to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has financed export and import transactions of Czech companies. There are 10 confirming banks from the Czech Republic participating in TFP.
In 2018, Czech consultants won 28 consultancy contracts totalling over €1.9 million. The main areas of expertise were in the sustainable energy, municipal infrastructure, transport and financial institutions sectors.