The Economics Department provides economic analysis and studies to support EIB operations and to help define our positioning, strategy and policy. The Economics Department is a team of 25 economists and staff, under the responsibility of the Director Debora Revoltella.
Results of the EIB CESEE Bank Lending Survey at the regional and at the single country level for H2-2014.
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"Investment and investment finance in Europe: Putting Europe on a sustainable growth path" was the theme of this year’s Economics Conference, held at the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg, 13th – 14th November. The Bank’s Economics Department brought together over 100 economists, policy makers and industry representatives to debate the causes of the crisis in investment and the policy responses that are needed.
This EIB and IMF organised high-level workshop on 23rd October debated how to revitalise finance for SMEs in Europe in the wake of the crisis, to ensure that credit provision by an impaired banking sector does not become a constraint on recovery. Policy proposals focused on distressed assets and securitisation.
The study explains the success of DFS in Kenya and presents challenges and opportunities for the development of DFS in the seven other countries where the study took place: Benin, Cameroon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia.