Organisation

European Investment Bank
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
European Investment Bank
Founding year: 
1958
Country: 
Luxembourg
Total number of staff: 
2 000
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
6
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 0 and 20%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
Financial institution, Bank
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Edvardas Bumsteinas
Address: 
100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2950
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Website:
Phone: 
+352 4379 86660
Organisation summary
Mission: 

The EIB is the bank of the European Union. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, we provide finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is focused on Europe but we also implement the financial aspects of the EU's external and development policies.

We support projects that make a significant contribution to growth, employment, regional cohesion, and, environmental sustainability in Europe and beyond. Specifically, our six priorities, as defined in our operational plan, are:

  1. Supporting the creators of 80% of new jobs (small and medium sized enterprises)
  2. Addressing economic and social imbalances between the regions (cohesion)
  3. Protecting and improving the natural and urban environment (environmental sustainability)
  4. Promoting innovation through investment in ICT and human and social capital (knowledge economy)
  5. Linking regional and national infrastructure of transport and energy (trans-European networks)
  6. Supporting a competitive and secure energy supply (sustainable energy)
Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
South America
Oceania
Areas of intervention: 
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Microfinance investment vehicules, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance, Gender, Youth
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Performance (financial and social), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Academic research
Main competences: 
  • Investments in investment intermediaries, including holding groups setting up Greenfield microfinance institutions. Lending to regulated MFIs and commercial banks
  • Africa, MENA and Caribbean regional expertise, as well as a in fragile States
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

DOWNSCALING COMMERCIAL BANKS INTO MICROFINANCE, CAPACITY BUILDING AT FINAL BENEFICIARY LEVEL, AND LENDING TO THE YOUTH.

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