High social impact

Enabling highly social projects

Projects targeting highly vulnerable persons or located in disadvantaged areas have the highest social impact. At the same time, these projects often require the most support from the CEB. Indeed, the entities in charge of these projects generally have limited capacity to finance or implement them.

The CEB uses funds raised from donors to improve the financial and technical sustainability of these high-impact projects. For instance, the Bank uses donor-funded grants as a complement to its loans. Likewise, it provides technical assistance funded by donors to help borrowers implement projects in line with best practice. 

Migrants and refugees, sustainable and inclusive growth

In line with its priority mandate, the CEB allocates most of the funding provided by its donors to assisting migrants and refugees. More broadly, donors provide crucial support to the Bank’s efforts to foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. 

Data at June 2022

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    Report on CEB and Donors 2022
    In 2022 donors continued to play a key role in the Council of Europe Development Bank’s operations, enabling the CEB to fulfil its social mission by doing more for those that are most vulnerable. Published: May 2023 Download