Activities

The structure of Eurasian Development Bank’s activities is determined by its mission, development strategy and market conditions.

Lending and investments

The Bank finances major investment projects in Eurasia by offering long-term financing to state or private companies, contributing to the charter capital of organizations, by acting as a guarantor, by directly or indirectly financing private investment funds and by lending to commercial banks to enable those banks to lend to businesses.

Investment priorities include:

  • infrastructure development projects (transport, power supply, telecommunications and municipal projects);
  • developing higher value-added production;
  • programmes to boost energy efficiency.


The objectives of EDB’s investment activity:

  • technical assistance to facilitate interstate relations and promote regional integration initiatives in Eurasia;
  • establishment of financial and investment support mechanisms for regional integration processes, including investment (for example, supporting integration by financing mutual and cross-border projects), and developing financial markets;
  • environmental management, conservation enhancement and improvement of the environmental situation.


Management of the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Developmen (EFSD)

EDB is the Manager of EFSD resources and develops and implements its projects.

The EFSD’s member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation and Tajikistan.

Its main aims are to assist its member states in mitigating the consequences of the global crisis, ensuring long-term stability of the member-state economies and promoting integration in the region.

The interventions of the EFSD take the form of:

  • loans to support the budget, balance of payments and national currency;
  • investment credit to finance international projects.


In addition to financial and investment credits, EFSD can provide grants to its member states.

Technical assistance

The Bank renders financial assistance with pre-investment research and innovation at international, state and industry levels aimed at extending integration in Eurasia, strengthening market infrastructure and ensuring sustainable economic growth in its member states.

In order to meet the above objectives the Bank as incorporated into its structure a Technical Assistance Fund (TAF).

Research and Analytical Activities

The Bank has become a highly respected centre of research is based on its in-depth studies and analytical work in the field of economic integration.

Through its Strategic and industrial research department and Centre for Integration Studies EDB undertakes the following:

  •  implements major research and action-oriented projects;
  • prepares reports and recommendations for member-state governments on the issues of regional economic integration;
  • organises regular conferences and round tables;
  • regularly publishes scientific and analytical periodicals; industry- and problem-oriented analytical reviews; macroeconomic publications analysing the obstacles to and forecasts for economic development of the region’s countries; and information on integration events in the region, the activities of the development banks and project financing in the CIS.


International Cooperation

One of EDB’s major strategic goals is to expand geographically the scope of its operations and therefore it works actively to secure the accession of new member states.

In order to enhance its profile internationally and within EDB member states EDB cooperates with member state governmental bodies, and establishes and develops relations with other international organisations, national and international development institutions, and with scientific and public organisations and associations.

Attracting Financial Resources

EDB works actively with financial institutions to obtain long-term resources on capital markets which are the core sources of funding for the Bank’s investment activities.

The Bank’s fundraising instruments are:

  • Eurobonds under the Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) Program;
  • local bonds;
  • Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) Program securities;
  • bilateral bank loans.