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13 Jun 2018 description

An increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year.

11 May 2018 description

In 2015, the international community committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. That same year, in Addis Ababa, multilateral development banks committed to work together to assist countries to generate the needed financial resources. In this context, we welcome the proposal for the International Finance Facility for Education. Urgent and unparalleled action is needed to create a learning generation.

22 Apr 2018 description

Sept banques multilatérales de développement (BMD) ont lancé une nouvelle plateforme en vue de renforcer leur collaboration dans le cadre des migrations économiques et des déplacements forcés. Lancée en marge des réunions de printemps du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) et du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, cette plateforme a pour but d’appuyer le dialogue stratégique et la coordination opérationnelle des BMD afin de maximiser l’impact de leur engagement croissant dans ces deux domaines.

20 Apr 2018 description

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2018 – Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) launched a new platform to enhance their collaboration on economic migration and forced displacement today on the margins of the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The platform will advance strategic dialogue and operational coordination to maximize the impact of MDBs’ growing engagement in these two areas.

14 Oct 2017 description

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) announced a new coordination platform on economic migration and forced displacement today in a meeting with G7 officials at the World Bank Annual Meetings, to advance strategic priorities, including improving data and evidence and strengthening technical assistance to maximize the impact of projects supported by MDBs.

11 Sep 2017 description


This sixth edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance provides an overview of financing committed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG), and the World Bank Group (WBG), to climate change mitigation and adaptation projects and activities in 2016.

29 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is improving the living conditions of approximately three million inhabitants of Egypt’s Fayoum governorate – of whom around one million will have access to sanitation services for the first time – with a loan of up to €186 million to the Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company for the development and expansion of its wastewater services.

22 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is providing a loan of up to US$ 2 million in local currency to the Microfund for Women (MFW) for on-lending to female entrepreneurs in Jordan.

Access to finance through banks remains extremely limited for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Jordan, a country that is also particularly exposed to the crisis caused by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, with refugees currently representing 20 per cent of Jordan’s population.

10 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib
10 May 2017

JOD 3.2 million loan to Greater Amman Municipality

The EBRD is stepping up its support to Jordan as the ongoing influx of refugees from Syria continues to place a massive strain on the country’s resources.

10 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib
10 May 2017

The EBRD Board of Governors has approved the engagement of the EBRD in the West Bank and Gaza for an initial period of five years to support the development of the economy with investments through a trust fund.

21 Dec 2016 description

Amman kindergarten benefits from help for small businesses

The conflict in Syria continues to drive displaced people to neighbouring countries. Almost one and half million refugees have fled to Jordan, of whom over 30 per cent are children. And most of them have already suffered five years of interrupted schooling.

This crisis seems likely to leave a generation of young people without prospects or any ability to build a prosperous future for their home countries.

24 Nov 2016 description

€102 million loan for municipality of Amman

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Jordan as the continuing influx of refugees from Syria is putting a massive strain on the country’s resources.

09 Aug 2016 description

US $81 billion mobilized in 2015 to tackle climate change: Joint MDB report

Climate finance totalling US $81 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors.

21 Jul 2016 description

By Lucia Sconosciuto

New financing to improve local services and support for small firms in refugee hosting communities

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has moved to the next stage of its refugee response plan that aims to strengthen the economies of Jordan and Turkey as they deal with the influx of millions of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.

23 May 2016 description

We, the undersigned Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), are committed to working together, and within our respective institutional mandates, to respond to the global forced displacement crisis and further strengthen our contributions to the development agenda, complementing ongoing humanitarian, diplomatic, security and peacekeeping efforts required to meet the needs of asylum seekers, refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), as well as their countries of origin and host countries.

04 Feb 2016 description

By Elena Akhmedova

CLIMADAPT will provide loans for energy and water efficiency, sustainable land management

03 Feb 2016 description

Good afternoon and welcome to the EBRD.

Thank you, everyone, for joining us.

I know that many of you, our guest speakers included, have responded to our invitation to be here today at short notice. We appreciate your being here with us.

I would also like to express my gratitude to everyone here at the EBRD - and the hosts of tomorrow’s “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference - for all the hard work to make this event happen.

03 Feb 2016 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is joining international efforts to tackle the refugee crisis caused by the civil war in Syria, with a financing package that could be worth €900 million to support private sector and infrastructure projects in some of the worst affected countries.

Among the countries where the EBRD invests, Turkey currently houses more than 2 million refugees from Syria alone, while Jordan has an estimated 1.4 million people who have fled their homes.