The United States of America is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the Bank's work.
Since 1991, the country has contributed €139 million to the EBRD’s technical cooperation and investment programmes. The key areas of support are the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the modernisation of infrastructure and the expansion of the financial sector in the EBRD’s countries of operations.
USA and the EBRD: at a glance
€139mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
10% capital share
€19.6bn USA-EBRD investments
The United States – through the US Department of State, the US Department of the Treasury and the US Agency for International Development – is one of the major technical cooperation and investment contributors to the work of the EBRD. Key areas of support comprise development of small and medium-sized enterprises, modernisation of infrastructure and the expansion of the financial sector. Most recently, financial support from the US underpinned our Advice for Small Business programmes in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
It is a contributor to several multi-donor funds, including the Small Business Impact Fund, the EBRD-Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account, the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and the Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund.
The United States is one of the main sources of foreign direct investment in the EBRD’s countries of operations. The value of joint United States-EBRD investment stood at €19.8 billion as of December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €8.8 billion, and American investment accounted for €11 billion.
US-EBRD investment has been in a variety of regional projects, followed by Poland, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Broken down by industry, joint US-EBRD investment has been higher in energy and and iustry, commerce & agribusiness, followed by investment in financial institutions and infrastructure.
American 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 EBRD’s countries of operations to foreign confirming banks. Over 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches participate in the Programme, 31 of which are American.
In 2018, American consultants won 36 EBRD-awarded contracts totalling over €5.4million.