OeEB’s projects are economically sustainable and have positive impacts on development. This is also underscored by the Development Report 2013. Among other things it shows that OeEB helps preserve and create jobs.
At year-end 2013, approximately 5,500 people were employed in real-sector projects and companies that are co-financed by OeEB. Almost 36,000 people found a job in supplier companies of these businesses. Around 144,000 people were employed in financial institutions, for which OeEB provides financing.
Since its foundation, OeEB has reached almost 31,000 micro organisations via micro-credits and has provided 6,500 small- and medium-sized enterprises with financing. This sector is especially important for improving the income situation in developing countries.
OeEB was able to increase its project portfolio from EUR 500 million in 2012 to EUR 658 million as of 31 December 2013. Approximately one third of the portfolio is dedicated to the microfinance and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector. Another third of the portfolio is dedicated to projects contributing to mitigating climate change.