Malta first partnered with the EIB in 2005 as a contributing member of the FEMIP Trust Fund (FTF). Through Malta’s €1.52 million in contributions to the FTF, the country has unlocked financial resources in support of project technical assistance, risk capital operations and capacity building in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood.
Donor partnerships provide an effective vehicle for donors looking to deliver sustained impact in developing countries. They enable donors to work with the EIB to unlock projects with high socio-economic returns, reaching out to people and places with additional support for targeted development outcomes. EIB activities outside the EU account for around one third of EU development aid. All contributions to EIB donor funds are considered Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible.