- About ECOWAS Bank
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), is the financial institution established by the 15 Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) comprising Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo,.
The Bank is an international financial institution with two funding windows to promote private sector activities and fund the development of the public sector. The Bank is based in Lome, the Togolese Republic.
Overall, EBID aims to contribute to the economic development of West Africa through the financing of ECOWAS projects and programmes in particular, those related to transport, energy, telecommunications, industry, poverty alleviation, the environment and natural resources.
The vision of EBID is to become the leading regional investment and development Bank in West Africa, an effective tool for poverty alleviation, wealth creation and job promotion for the well-being of people in the region.
The Bank's mission is to foster the emergence of an economically strong, industrialised and prosperous West Africa with a fully integrated economic system at regional and global levels in order to benefit from the opportunities offered by globalisation.
In line with the statutes of EBID, the Bank aims to:
contribute to the achievement of the Community by supporting projects to create infrastructure for regional integration or other development projects in public and private sectors; and
help develop the community by funding special programs
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