The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has metamorphosed into a fully-fledged development finance institution (DFI) over the years. As a major regional DFI, the Bank, for over forty years, has focused on helping Member States to meet infrastructural, social and institutional challenges in the ECOWAS sub-region, through financing projects under its private and public sector windows. With each intervention, we have always endeavoured to achieve our vision of being “an effective instrument for poverty alleviation, wealth creation and job promotion for the well-being of the people of the sub-region”.
After operating as the Community’s DFI for well over forty years, the Bank has accumulated the requisite knowledge and expertise to postulate evidence-based solutions to the challenges that beset Member States. Operating in some of the most fragile communities in the world, EBID has had to deal with very serious socioeconomic challenges. In response to these challenges, we have always taken full advantage of our unique collective capabilities of continually optimising and adapting our business model to bring value to our clientele.
As we continue to positively impact and transform the lives of millions of people in the ECOWAS sub-region, we also seek to increase our resources, build on our existing capabilities, implement innovative business models and continue to be a leader in driving profitable, sustainable and socially beneficial initiatives. We will continue to be responsive and customer-focused in our quest to address joblessness, poverty, climate change and social injustice.
We will be agile and Community-centred, while upholding the principles of integrity, leadership and excellence in delivering on the dictates of our socioeconomic partnership with the people of the sub-region.
George Agyekum DONKOR, PhD, DBA
President and Chairman of the Board of Directors