The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has longstanding experience in coordinating and working with donors. The EBRD relationship with donors takes different forms, such as co-financing (e.g., grant support, concessional finance and guarantees), technical assistance and policy dialogues. The focus ranges from strategic considerations to more concrete actions. The relationship can be materialised through donor facilities, such as the Green Climate Fund, or through EBRD-established multi-donor funds, agreements with bilateral donor countries, such as the United States, Switzerland and Japan, or collaborations with the European Union (EU), for example, involving the European Commission and several EU member states.
Certain countries in which the EBRD operates also provide grant funding to the Bank to be deployed in that same country. The Bank terms these ‘country of operations donors’. The EBRD has a broad network of offices in the countries in which it operates, with more than one office in larger countries.
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Authors: Karim Karaki and San Bilal (ECDPM)
The authors would like to thank the people interviewed for this study for their insights and comments.
ETTG study conducted for the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation.
This study is part of a series of analyses covering 8 European case studies (Germany, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and the European Investment Bank -EIB) as well as a synthesis report.
Presentation of the analysis report here.
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