Israel is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Israel established a technical cooperation (TC) fund with the EBRD, using funds from the Central Bank of Israel, in 1992. Total contributions amount to over €1.6 million.
Israel and the EBRD: at a glance
€1.6 million donor funds supporting EBRD operations
0.66% capital share
€956 million Israel-EBRD investments
Israel is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations.
The value of joint Israeli-EBRD investment stood at €956 million as of end of December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €675 million of this total and Israeli investment accounted for €281 million.
Israeli-EBRD investment has been strong in Romania followed by Poland and Kazakhstan. Broken down by sector, 58 per cent of joint Israel-EBRD investment has been focusing on financial institutions, industry, commerce and agribusiness, and sustainable energy.
Israeli banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in EBRD countries of operations to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported export and import transactions of Israeli companies. Of the over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches that participate in the Programme, five are Israeli.
In 2018, Israeli consultants won three consultancy contracts totalling over €510,000.