Luxembourg is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Luxembourg and the EBRD: at a glance
€45mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
0.2% capital share
€6.17bn Luxembourg-EBRD investments
To date, Luxembourg has provided around €45 million in donor funds. Luxembourg contributes to legal transition and policy dialogue programmes, financial sector development, gender equality, social inclusion, agribusiness and energy and environmental sustainability
Luxembourg is an important source of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint Luxembourg-EBRD investment stood at €6.17 billion as of end December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €4.25 billion of this total and Luxembourg investment accounted for €1.92 billion.
Luxembourg-EBRD investment has been strong in Hungary followed by Romania and Mongolia. Broken down by sector, 41 per cent of joint Luxembourg-EBRD investment was in industry, commerce and agribusiness, followed by energy, infrastructure, and financial institutions.
Luxembourgian banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in its countries of operations to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported 44 export and import transactions of Luxembourgian companies totalling €20.5 million.
In 2018, consultants from Luxembourg won 11 consultancy contracts totalling over €173,000, including 9 contracts valued at of over €109000.