Financing the EU's External Investment Plan

The European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) combines a new EFSD guarantee with blending activities in two Regional Investment Platforms (Africa and the Neighbourhood) to unblock bottlenecks to private investment by addressing the risks involved.

This guarantee will have a number of investment windows under which partial guarantees will be provided to a portfolio of investments made by public finance institutions and the private sector.

How it works

European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD)

Approved investment windows

On 23 November 2017 the European Commission approved 5 investment windows or priority investment areas

  • Sustainable Energy and Connectivity
  • Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Financing
  • Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Entrepreneurs and Agribusiness
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Digital for Development