Germany: EBRD shareholder profile

Cityscape in Germany

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

Germany is also a committed donor to the EBRD. Since 1992, Germany has contributed  around €103 million in donor funding for various types of activities. It participates in the Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account, the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund, the NDEP Support Fund, the Early Transition Countries Fund and the European Western Balkans Joint Fund.

Germany and the EBRD: at a glance
About EUR 103 mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
8.52% capital share
€30.01bn Germany-EBRD investments

Germany is one of the strongest sources of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Germany-EBRD investment stood at €30.01 billion as of December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €15.23 billion, and German investment accounted for €14.84 billion.

Germany-EBRD investment has been especially strong in Poland, followed by Turkey and Romania. Broken down by sector, joint Germany-EBRD investment has been in industry, commerce and agribusiness, followed by energy and infinancial institutions and 16 per cent in infrastructure.

German banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in the countries where we invest to foreign confirming banks. Since 1999, the EBRD has supported 2,391 export and import transactions of German companies totalling €1.6 million. Of the over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches in the programme, 33 are German.

With 90 consultancy contracts totalling over 12 million in 2018, German consultants are among the most awarded with contracts by the EBRD and its clients.