A special kind of MDB

The EU bank at a glance
Some dates and figures
EIB Group impact: Boosting GDP and jobs
Governance and structure
Statutory bodies
Board of Governors
Ethics and Compliance Committee
Appointment Advisory Committee
Board of Directors
Board Committee on Staff Remuneration and Budget
Board Committee on Risk Policy
Board Committee on Equity Participation Policy
Management Committee
Audit Committee
Control and evaluation
Organisation structure
Corporate responsibility
Providing finance
Reporting on sustainability
Internal Commitment
Tax good governance
Complaints and investigations
Complaints Mechanism overview
What we do
The complaints process
Submit a complaint
Frequently Asked Questions
Investigating Prohibited Conduct
How to report Prohibited Conduct
Part of the EU family
Tackling global challenges together
Together on forced displacement and migration
Together on infrastructure
National Promotional Banks
Civil society
Key policies and standards
The EIB’s commitment to transparent lending
Banking community
Multilateral development banks
Civil Society and Stakeholder Engagement
Transparency and access to information
Key policies and standards
Policy engagement
Civil society events
Contact us
Work with us
We invest in you
Life outside the office
Current vacancies
How to apply
Economic research
European research hub
Our research
Surveys and data
Promoting dialogue
Assessing the macroeconomic impact of EIB activities

A special kind of MDB

    •  Display in:
    • de
    • en
    • fr
  • Available in: de en fr

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is both an investment bank and a global development bank, active inside and outside the European Union.

In fact, on account of the volume of its borrowing and lending, the EIB is sometimes described as the largest multilateral development bank (MDB).

As the financing institution of the European Union, we focus the bulk of our activity on projects that promote balanced development and integration within the EU.

The EIB also provides financial support in over a hundred non-EU countries with which we have concluded association, partnership or pre-accession agreements and which support the EU's objectives. Our investments in these countries target mainly climate action and environment, basic infrastructure, communications and industrial joint ventures.