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    EIB Global is dedicated to

    • creating financial tools and assistance for communities where life is hardest
    • supporting women in participating equally in society and business
    • supporting peace, security and sustainable living
    • climate action and economic resilience
    • innovative development finance

    EIB Global brings all the resources of the European Investment Bank to bear on its operations outside the European Union with a structure designed to foster strong, focused partnership with Team Europe.

    EIB Global works through efficient cooperation with our partners and beneficiaries, with development finance institutions, and civil society. The bottom line: increased impact from our financing. 

    EIB Global brings the Bank closer to local people, companies and institutions. See the list of our offices across the world

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    Financing across the globe

    Our key investments around the world help create stability, sustainable growth and fight climate change everywhere.

    In 2022, we invested €10.8 billion beyond the European Union. 

    The current crises require that these billions turn into trillions this decade by working with new partners, global financial institutions and the private sector.

    Global Gateway

    As part of Team Europe – which is made up of EU institutions, EU Member States and EU financial institutions  – we are supporting Global Gateway, a new European strategy to invest in sustainable, high-quality projects around the world that are good for people and the planet.

    Under Global Gateway, EIB Global is tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges, from fighting climate change to accelerating the digital transition. EIB Global is well on track to facilitate at least a third of the €300 billion of investment that Global Gateway aims to mobilise by 2027. This will help support projects that are focused on digitalisation, tackling climate change, clean energy, healthcare, education, as well as transport.

    Learn more about Global Gateway  

    We improve lives worldwide

    We invest massive resources each year in Southern NeighbourhoodEastern NeighbourhoodEnlargement countriesAfricaPacific countries, Americas and the Caribbean, and Asia.

    Since 2021, most of our operations outside the European Union have been backed by the NDICI - Global Europe, the EU’s main financing tool to contribute to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, prosperity, peace and stability.

    Our impact

    Whether improving access to clean water or creating jobs, we work hard to ensure our investments have a real impact on the ground. In 2022, we invested in projects outside the EU that will result in:


    more than
    11.6 million

    with safer drinking water


    2.1 million

    supplied with electricity generated from renewable energy sources


    836 million

    vaccinated against COVID-19 and other diseases


    more than
    326 200

    sustained in microenterprises, small and medium enterprises and mid-caps

    Global solutions

    Only 3% of the almost 8 billion vaccine doses given globally have been administered in Africa, and only around 8% of Africans are fully vaccinated, compared with more than 60% in many high-income countries.

    A ground-breaking global initiative to ease the health and economic impact of the pandemic means that poor countries will get access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa


    More solutions for COVID-19

    Low-income countries are the most vulnerable to physical risks stemming from climate change.  The most-exposed regions include sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the Sahel; South and Southeast Asian economies, particularly those with a high dependence on agriculture and low-lying coastal areas; and small-island nations in the Caribbean and Pacific.

    In 2021, our climate action and environmental sustainability financing beyond the EU reached €2.7 billion, accounting for 43% of our total financing in these regions. As the EU climate bank, we are committed to devote 50% of our lending to climate action by 2025.


    More solutions for climate and the environment

    Women are overrepresented among the world’s unbanked. About 980 million women have no account, 56% of unbanked adults globally.

    Sheinvest is an EIB initiative to mobilise €2 billion of investment for better access to finance for African women.


    More solutions for gender and inclusion

    Small and medium businesses form the backbone of economies across the globe. However, one of the biggest constraints on their growth is the lack of access to finance: 23.7% of sub-Saharan Africa’s firms listed access to finance as their biggest obstacle, which is the highest rate among developing economies.

    Supporting small entrepreneurs across Africa is at the heart of the EIB's contribution to the Team Europe Global Response to COVID-19. Our partnership with microfinance institution Kafo Jiginew in Mali, will improve access to finance to 90,000 smallholders to expand their activity. 


    More solutions for small businesses and microfinance

    Global stories to watch

    Individual stories speak far louder than figures and charts.
    Discover how our work improves lives across the world.

    Our goals

    We emphasise areas critical to sustainable development.

    Read about the EIB’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Climate action

    We support projects that reduce or prevent greenhouse gas emissions, as well as promote sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity and the environment.

    That’s a major contribution to these sustainable development goals:

    Climate action

    Find out how we tackle climate change  

    Resilient infrastructure

    We build transport infrastructure, energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure, and social and urban infrastructure.

    A commitment to these sustainable development goals:

    Resilient infrastructure

    Economic resilience, growth and jobs

    Our Economic Resilience Initiative and our migration package for Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific support the countries of origin, transit and destination of migrants from North Africa, the Middle East, the Western Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Our programmes advance these sustainable development goals:

    Economic resilience

    Gender equality

    Equality and women’s economic empowerment drive inclusive and sustainable development. 
    We invest in women’s entrepreneurship. We work to promote gender equality and protect the rights of women.

    Our projects reinforce these sustainable development goals:

    Gender equality

    Health and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    We help reduce healthcare inequalities by increasing our financing for urgent healthcare investment and private sector support. We support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

    That’s a major contribution to these sustainable development goals:

    Climate action

    Read more about our COVID-19 response  

    In the spotlight

    Meet the people behind our projects.

    "EIB Global is the natural evolution of our long-standing commitment outside the European Union. By creating a dedicated arm, we will be able to better focus on projects that a have strong impact locally."

    • Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

    Our financing and advisory tools

    Innovative finance and expertise for people, planet and prosperity

    Financial products  

    Loans, guarantees, equity investments for clients of all sizes

    Advisory services  

    Technical and financial expertise for our clients

    Donor partnerships  

    A lasting impact in developing countries


    How our projects tackle global challenges