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About the Western Balkans Investment Framework

About the Western Balkans Investment Framework

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) is a joint initiative of the EU, financial organisations, bilateral donors and beneficiaries, aimed at enhancing harmonisation and cooperation in investments for the socio-economic development of the region and contributing to the European perspective of the Western Balkans. 

Due to its collaborative nature in line with the ‘Team Europe’ approach, the WBIF is the main vehicle for implementation of the EU’s ambitious Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans.

PUBLIC SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 212 Projects Supported
  • € 23.1 bn Estimated Project Value
  • € 1.4 bn Grants Awarded
  • € 6.5 bn Loans Leveraged

PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORT

  • € 4.2 bn Support to Private Sector
  • image € 841 m Financing available for SMEs
  • image € 328.2 bn Sub-loan investments
  • image € 2.9 bn Sub-loan investments
  • image € 181.8 m Project Financing

Latest WBIF News

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WBIF 2nd Strategic and 3rd Operational Board Meetings
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23-06-2022

WBIF 2nd Strategic and 3rd Operational Board Meetings

On 21 and 22 June, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 2nd Strategic Board and 3rd Operat...

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33rd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 May 2022
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20-05-2022

33rd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 May 2022

On 18 and 19 May 2022, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 33rd Project Financiers’ Group...

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans
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25-02-2022

European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans

Today, the European Commission has unveiled a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transp...

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Partner Organisations

ec logo

€ 1.4 bn Commited funds

€ 1 bn Connectivity Agenda pledge allocated

ebrd logo

€ 1.8 bn Loans signed

€ 7.9 bn Estimated project value

eib logo

€ 3.1 bn Loans signed

€ 10.8 bn Estimated project value

kfw

€ 725 m Loans signed

€ 2.6 bn Estimated project value

ceb

€ 475 m Loans signed

€ 782 m Estimated project value

€ 359 m Loans signed

€ 255 m Estimated project value

AFD

€ 42 m Loans signed

€ 67 m Estimated project value

Bilateral Donors’ Contributions To EWBJF*

*Contributions to the European Western Balkans Joint Fund since 2009

Western Balkan Beneficiaries


No of Projects Estimated value of projects
Albania
Albania
37 € 2.5 bn
Bosnia
Bosnia
29 € 3.9 bn
Kosovo
Kosovo
30 €1.4 bn 
Montenegro
Montenegro
20 €1.8 bn 
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
23 €2.1 bn 
Serbia
Serbia
42 € 2.6 bn

WBIF Videos

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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021
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11-11-2022

From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021

WBIF key achievements in 2021 on advancing the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan for the West...

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Factsheet Trans-Balkan Corridor, Lastva substation; Montenegro (October 2022)
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31-10-2022

Factsheet Trans-Balkan Corridor, Lastva substation; Montenegro (October 2022)

Trans-Balkan Electricity corridor, grid section in Montenegro (October 2022)

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WBIF Endorsed flagships, Berlin Summit November 2022
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31-10-2022

WBIF Endorsed flagships, Berlin Summit November 2022

In 2022, the WBIF stakeholders endorsed 24 flagship projects in key railway, road and waterway interconnection...

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners