Solving challenges together
The world is facing multiple crises: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, climate change, extreme poverty. These challenges know no borders and call for an effective EU response that fosters real partnerships. EIB Global, the EIB’s development arm, represents our commitment to sustainable and inclusive societies everywhere.
Whether improving access to clean water or powering homes, we work hard to ensure our investment have a real impact on the ground. In 2023, we invested in projects outside the European Union that will result in an estimated:
3.1 million people
with safer drinking water
2.4 million households
powered with electricity
113 million people
with better health services and vaccines
1.5 million people
living in areas with reduced risk of drought
EIB Global Reports 2023: The story and the impact
Two companion EIB Global publications explain how experts at the European Investment Bank are tackling today’s challenges and working to develop partnerships for a better future.
Miko is a resilient farmer living in Brodac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose family legacy in farming spans generations. In 2014, Miko faced devastation when heavy rainfalls flooded his farm. Apart from Miko, these floods directly affected more than 100 000 people in the region. Thanks to flood protection infrastructure implemented in 2019, including early warning systems, Miko and the local residents can now rest assured that the challenges of the past will not repeat. The European Union and the European Investment Bank have played a crucial role in funding these vital flood protection projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Explore Miko's inspiring story in our video!
Discover how the EIB improves lives around the world.
At the climate conference in Dubai we speak with Markus Berndt who heads EIB Global, the development arm of the European Investment Bank. He tells us how, in meaningful partnership with other multilateral development banks, EIB Global is financing innovation to make climate action more impactful.
Climate change is challenging water security around the world. At the same time, increasing demand for water from industry and agriculture, and the needs of growing populations, means water is becoming a scarce resource. At COP28 we speak with Gelsomina Vigliotti, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, about how the EU's bank is supporting projects that strengthen water security and help communities adapt to climate change around the world.
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