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