The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in Serbia. Since 2001, the Bank has had realised investments of over €8.5 billion in over 330 projects. During that time, the Bank has supported transition in the energy, infrastructure, financial and corporate sectors. The EBRD’s strategic focus in Serbia is on sustainable infrastructure and Green Cities, energy efficiency and renewable energy, a competitive private sector, SMEs and business environment.
The EBRD supports green transition through investment and policy dialogue to build low-carbon and resilient economies. The EBRD invests directly in renewables, energy-efficient technologies and resource efficiency. The EBRD also provides policy advisory services which help to promote green energy solutions, such as facilitating renewable energy auctions. In addition to direct lending, the Bank also provides green credit lines via partner banks. Through their Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), they work with local banks to help households invest in high-performing energy efficient or renewable energy technologies.