Welcome to EDFI - the Association of European Development Finance Institutions

EDFI is the Association of 15 bilateral institutions operating in developing and reforming economies, mandated by their governments to

-  foster growth in sustainable businesses
-  help reduce poverty and improve people's lives
-  contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

by promoting economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development through financing and investing in profitable private sector enterprises.

The Association strives to strengthen information flow and cooperation between its members and other bilateral, multilateral and regional development finance institutions.

EDFI in figures:

Consolidated portfolio including un-disbursed commitments:

2012: €26 bln in 4 705 projects

2011: €23.7 bln in 4.421 projects

2010: €21.7 bln in 4.088 projects


Consolidated new projects established in:

2012: €4.7 bln in 714 projects

2011: €4.8 bln in 821 projects

2010: €4.7 bln in 740 projects

News and Updates

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  • 2012 Annual Report

    EDFI 2012 ANNUAL REPORT on the EDFI activities, co-financing facilities EFP & ICCF and individual results of the EDFI members

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  • EDFI energy evaluation 2012

    Synthesis of findings from in-depth evaluations by Dalberg consultants of three EDFI energy infrastructure investments in sub-Saharan Africa.  The investments evaluated are...

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  • Press release September 23, 2011

    Leading Development Finance Institutions Launch Corporate Governance Framework to Support Emerging MarketsThe leaders of more than 25 development finance institutions today...

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Key Publications

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  • IFIs Harmonization Initiative

    IFIs Harmonization Initiative

    In October 2013, twelve members of the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) together...

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  • EDFI newsletter September 2013

    EDFI newsletter September 2013

    Swedfund, BIO and FMO: Sierra Leone – Climbing Out of Poverty. In 2011, Swedfund, together with...

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  • 2012 Annual Report

    2012 Annual Report

    EDFI 2012 ANNUAL REPORT on the EDFI activities, co-financing facilities EFP & ICCF and individual...

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  • EDFI newsletter June 2013

    EDFI newsletter June 2013

    FMO, Finnfund and other partners invest in Althelia; Wind power company Cabeólica wins global green...

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  • EDFI newsletter May 2013

    EDFI newsletter May 2013

    EDFI and Interact AGMs in Madrid; EDFI participates to the OECD report on Perspectives for Global...

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2013

    EDFI newsletter April 2013

    EDFI and International Finance Institutions Pledge Increased Collaboration to Accelerate Development of...

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  • ELECTION OF NEW CHAIRMAN OF EDFI

    ELECTION OF NEW CHAIRMAN OF EDFI

    On May 23, 2013, Bruno Wenn, CEO of DEG (the German Development Bank) was appointed the new chairman of...

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  • The European Development Finance Institutions...

    The European Development Finance Institutions...

    EDFI members will provide additional funding for the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY (ICCF), committing...

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  • Press release: International Finance Institutions...

    Press release: International Finance Institutions...

    Representatives of seven international finance institutions today vowed to increase collaboration and...

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  • EDFI newsletter 26 -March 2013

    EDFI newsletter 26 -March 2013

    EDFI members co-financed project towards the construction of one of Africa's biggest fertilizer plants;...

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  • EDFI newsletter 25 -February 2013

    EDFI newsletter 25 -February 2013

    New African fund launched with FMO and CDC, BIO’s first investment in Mozambique, Lomé Port: DEG, FMO...

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  • Newsletter 24- January 2013

    Newsletter 24- January 2013

    Contributing to Creating More and Better Job: joint communiqué of 13 EDFI members and other IFIs;  FMO...

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