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Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

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Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

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The EIB invests in a wide range of projects in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and the Overseas Countries and Territories, from providing the financial support to allow microfinance institutions to lend small amounts to microenterprises and innovators, up to large infrastructure projects.

What all of these projects have in common is their impact. Our activities in the ACP region are designed to improve lives, create opportunities for people and for businesses and support sustainable economic development, in line with the EU’s New Consensus for Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2018, we invested €1.3 billion in projects across sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, and the Overseas Countries and Territories.

Highlighted stories

Mobile money: Where Ethiopia leads Europe

Millions benefit from Ethiopia mobile money service M-Birr, which is more advanced than the mobile banking technology most Europeans use


Africa investment: Jobs to build a continent

Investment in Africa means jobs that don’t force people to leave their homes and families.




Small islands, big impact

How the EU bank is helping some of the islands most vulnerable to climate change to adapt and mitigate its effects.


Health is wealth

The lack of surgical care in many communities is unfair to a large part of the world’s populations and holding back many economies. Emmanuel M. Makasa, a Zambian surgeon and diplomat, is fighting to make surgery accessible to all people.



In the spotlight

Opinion: Renewed support for Africa's digital economy

Opinion: Renewed support for Africa's digital economy

As the bank of the European Union, the EIB started its work in Africa back in 1963 and since then a lot has changed. Supporting Africa’s increasingly prevalent mobile infrastructure and digital connectivity is crucial to help build networks and strengthen links.

Sustainable industrialisation in Africa

Sustainable industrialisation in Africa

This year, the topic of sustainable industrialisation will be explored, a cornerstone in the development of diverse economic growth in Africa. Manufacturing is expected to boom on the continent and to create millions of direct and indirect jobs.

Action for impact

Action for impact

Key investments around the world help create stability, sustainable growth and fight climate change everywhere. The numbers show high EIB impact through its projects outside the EU

Publications

 Annual Report 2018 on EIB activity in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific, and the overseas territories

European Investment Bank Annual Report 2018 on EIB Activity in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Overseas Countries and Territories

The EIB report on Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific explains how developing countries have different needs that require different solutions.

The European Investment Bank in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Business Strategy 2016-2018

Financial statements 2017 on EIB Activity in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, and the Overseas Countries and Territories

These are the Investment Facility’s financial statements of the EIB’s 2017 operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions.

EIB: a powerful multiplier of EU External Policy in Africa

EIB: a powerful multiplier of EU External Policy in Africa

The EIB has been active in Africa since 1963, investing over EUR 25bn in support of more than 1 200 public and private sector projects.


Overall, the EIB is looking to help the regions fulfil their potential, and we are working together with our partners to do exactly that, providing investment, technical assistance, support and expertise. The ACP region is primed for progress, being rich in natural resources, renewables and with favourable demographics.



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