European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:

We invest in changing lives

The EBRD was created in April 1991 to 'foster the transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative'.

Since then we have invested over €170 billion in more than 6,400 projects across three continents.

We are a climate finance leader and actively support Ukraine and other countries affected by the war there. We have also committed much of our recent activity to countering the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

We offer a wide range of financial instruments and other services, including business advice for SMEs, as well as policy advice.

Our history

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 to create a new post-Cold War era in central and eastern Europe. We are now doing more than ever before - across three continents - to further progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’.

Our values

A clearly defined set of standards governs all our work as we strive to develop a healthy investment climate and promote environmentally and socially sound and sustainable development.