Mission and strategy

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The mission of the Bank is to promote development of market economies of EDB member states, and assure their steady economic growth and expansion of their mutual trade and economic ties through investment activity.

According to its Strategy for the period from 2018 to 2022, the Bank will focus on financing projects with strong integration effect and national development projects, fostering cooperation with "anchor" customers – large companies whose partnership will enable the Bank to occupy systemically significant niches in the industries which have priority status for member state economies. In its operations, the Bank will seek to emphasize those areas of development where it can play a meaningful role and exercise the largest impact on the process of integration of member state economies, their balanced growth, and boosting their competitiveness.

It is planned that in 2018–2022 the current investment portfolio of the Bank will have increased from US$ 2.3 billion to US$ 3.6 billion, while total value of new EDB projects to be implemented during that period will have reached US$ 4.6 billion.

The EDB will intensify its efforts in the following areas of operations:

  • Infrastructure (Transport, Utility, Other)
  • Power Engineering
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
  • Machine Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Mining
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Agroindustrial Complex
  • Financial Sector
  • Information Technologies

This list includes priority industries, but is not exhaustive.

In the course of implementation its Strategy for the period from 2018 to 2022, the Bank has launched a new product, namely, settlement and clearing services.