OeEB is proud to join the DFI Gender Finance Collaborative which supports the development of shared financing principles, definitions and methodologies that promote the integration of "gender smart" decision-making into investment processes and operations.

The Collaborative consists of 14 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) plus the European Investment Bank (EIB). While each DFI is on its own journey with varying commitments and levels of capacity, the collective goal is to increase the strategic impact of investment capital toward women as business and fund leaders, entrepreneurs, a strong and valued workforce, consumers and community members.

Through collaborative dialogue and a shared commitment to action, we aim to advance the standard and the vision for the future of gender smart investing and to move more capital, more strategically, from within the DFI community and our private sector co-investors. We are committed to increasing our own collective knowledge and capacity as well as that of our investees.

The Collaborative is committed to supporting and sharing experiences with each other in context of the unique needs of the DFI community and the internal and external capacity building required to advance this work. The group also seeks to support the development of the field by partnering with other relevant organisations, programmes and initiatives.