Welcome to the Western Balkans Investment Framework!
The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) is a regional blending facility supporting EU enlargement and socio-economic development in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
The WBIF was established in 2009 as a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and and several bilateral donors. The World Bank Group and the KFW Development Bank subsequently joined the Framework.
The WBIF provides financing and technical assistance to strategic investments in the following sectors: energy, environment, social, transport, and private sector development. These investments will contribute to the achievement of strategic priorities defined in national, regional, and EU accession policies. Aside from infrastructure projects, the WBIF also finances general sector studies and capacity building operations, thus contributing to the overall development of investments in the Western Balkans.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.