Denmark: EBRD shareholder profile

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Denmark is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.

Since 1992, the country has committed more than €33 million of donor funding to support EBRD operations.

Denmark and the EBRD: at a glance
€33mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
1.2% capital share
€1.74bn Denmark-EBRD investments

Denmark participates in a number of multi-donor funds including the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) Support Fund, the EBRD-Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (Ukraine MDA) and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund.

Denmark is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Denmark-EBRD investment stood at €1.74 billion as of January 2017. EBRD finance accounted for €1.13 billion of this total and Danish investment accounted for €0.61 billion.

Denmark-EBRD investment has been strong regionally with 42 per cent of joint investments, in Lithuania with 34 per cent and Ukraine at 24 per cent. Broken down by sector, 59 per cent of the joint Denmark-EBRD investment has been in industry, commerce and agribusiness, 21 per cent in infrastructure, 11 per cent in financial institutions and 9 per cent in energy.

Danish 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 countries where we invest to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported 165 export and import transactions of Danish companies totalling €93.4 million. Of the over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches, three are Danish.

In 2016 Danish consultants won 20 consultancy contracts totalling over €2.78 million.