The report provides key information of the development effects of OeEB’s activities as well as a detailed insight into the different sectors covered. Case studies illustrate the specific effects of OeEB’s financing in developing and emerging countries.
Over 2012 OeEB was able to increase its committed loan portfolio from EUR 292 million at year-end 2011 to EUR 497 million at year-end 2012. More than a third of the portfolio is dedicated to the microfinance and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector, and a quarter of the portfolio is dedicated to projects contributing to mitigate climate change. In this way, OeEB's special focus on energy efficiency and renewable energies was further intensified over 2012.
In the context of its Advisory Programmes OeEB has supported capacity building measures for 2,596 people in the financial sector. OeEB continues to support the development of Micro as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing credit lines to partner banks for this specific purpose. In this way, 760 SMEs and 29,548 micro enterprises in developing and emerging countries were provided with financing over 2012. The Austrian economy could also benefit from OeEB's activities: nearly one third of OeEB’s projects have an Austrian link.