The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) mission is to develop open and sustainable market economies in countries committed to, and applying, democratic principles.
FINANCIAL SECTOR. In the countries where it invests, the EBRD plays a leading role in the development of a strong, sustainable and inclusive financial sector. The Bank combines debt, equity and trade finance projects with extensive policy dialogue, cooperation with external partners and donor-funded activities to support banks and non-bank financial institutions, mostly in the private sector.
INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND AGRIBUSINESS. EBRD investments in industry, commerce and agribusiness (ICA) promote competition and foster resilience by helping to develop a private corporate sector that is strong and well-governed and by encouraging economic diversification. These ventures also generate sustainable and inclusive growth and contribute to the emergence of an integrated knowledge economy. The Bank uses loans, bonds, equity investments, participation in equity funds, policy dialogue and donor-funded technical assistance to support clients.
INFRASTRUCTURE. Integration is central to a market economy's competitiveness, growth and ability to create jobs. By improving transport networks and municipal and environmental utilities, infrastructure investments deliver a vital contribution to efforts to strengthen integration in the EBRD region at the national, regional and urban levels.
ENERGY. In 2016, the EBRD signed a record number of investments in the power sector as it increased efforts to integrate energy infrastructure in the region, boost competition and help countries reduce their greenhouse gas.