European Development Days 2017
The EIB and development
Operating in more than 130 countries, and in Africa since 1963, the EU’s bank is helping the EU meet its objectives globally including to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Last year the EIB invested more than EUR 8bn outside the EU, in projects to support the Sustainable Development Goals: creating good jobs and fighting poverty, supporting young people, women and rural populations, preventing disease through access to clean water, supporting green energy and building vital transport links.
The EIB Results Measurement (ReM) report describes how the Bank is working to deliver results on issues such as the SDGs, climate and migration, and the financial and technical contribution we are able to provide.
- Find out more about the EU Bank's commitment to development and finance
- EIB is backing Devex’s Going for Goals campaign - Join the conversation
EIB experts at the EDD
Operating in more than 130 countries, we are helping deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. EIB Director of Lending Operations in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America, Maria Shaw-Barragan explains how EIB is contributing to global development.
As described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Women’s economic empowerment is crucial to achieve sustainable development and inclusive growth. EIB Head of Development and Impact Finance, Heike Rüttgers explains how EIB invests in women entrepreneurs.
Discover the story behind some of our development projects
Discover how Silicon Badia connects entrepreneurs, companies, and investors in Jordan and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region.
Investments in programmes designed to keep Syrian refugees close to their homeland-and help them get prepared to rebuild the country when the war ends.
Africa is set for a technology revolution over the coming years. Boost Africa will help enable this by stimulating venture capital support for early stage businesses in this high growth sector.
About the European Development Days (EDD 2017)
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
- Check the programme for EDD 2017: https://www.eudevdays.eu/agenda
Join the EIB at the EDD
At the EIB we believe that the need for multilateral action and effective support of development and growth outside Europe has never been greater. As a major player in the world of development finance, the EIB will share its ideas and expertise with development actors and stakeholders in a number of events under three major themes at the EDD 2017.
Come and join us at the EIB stand 11 where we will showcase 3 existing development projects and a new interactive learning tool for development professionals and financial intermediaries.
Tuesday 6 June
Wednesday 7 June
Thursday 8 June
Stay up to date through a variety of social media channels.
- Join the conversation on Facebook live and have your say at the following events:
7 June - starting at 10.00
Facebook Live with Maria Shaw-Barragan. Theme: What is the EIB’s contribution to global development?
7 June - starting at 18.00
Facebook Live on supporting start-ups that can change lives
8 June - starting at 09.30
Facebook Live with Heike Ruettgers. Theme: Investing in women entrepreneurs
- Follow the EDD 2017 on Twitter #EDD17
- Media advisory EIB at the EDD 2017
- Clean versions of videos available for journalists (shot list can be provided):
- Boost Africa B-roll
- Lucknow Metro
- Silicon Badia
- Microfund for Women
- Boost Africa B-roll