AB Loan National Bank of Egypt (EBRD-54402)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 12, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 11, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 20, 2023

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the Bank’s website, the project consists of the provision of a senior unsecured loan to National Bank of Egypt (NBE) under an A/B loan structure, comprising an A Loan of up to USD 100 million (EUR 93 million) for EBRD's own account and a B Loan for the accounts of participants to be mobilized on a best-efforts basis in several tranches.

The proceeds of the Loan will be used by NBE for on-lending to private Egyptian micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) with half the proceeds expected to be on-lent to regions outside of Cairo and Alexandria. Half the funds will be specifically channelled to women led and/or owned and young entrepreneurs led and/or owned enterprises, particularly underserved in Egypt.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

Categorised FI (2019). NBE is an existing client of the Bank and is required to continue to comply with EBRD's Performance Requirements (PRs) 2, 4, and 9 and apply the EBRD's relevant E&S Risk Management Procedures. NBE's E&S performance will be monitored through the review of annual reports.

Investment Description
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Provision of a senior unsecured loan to National Bank of Egypt (NBE) under an A/B loan structure, comprising an A Loan of up to USD 100 million (EUR 93 million) for EBRD's own account and a B Loan for the accounts of participants to be mobilized on a best-efforts basis in several tranches. 

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

NATIONAL BANK OF EGYPT - NBE, a commercial bank organised as a joint-stock company and incorporated under the laws of Egypt. NBE is the largest bank in Egypt with total consolidated assets of ca. EUR 165 billion as of end-December 2022 and market shares of ca. 38%, 41% and 38% by assets, loan portfolio and deposits respectively. NBE relies on an extensive network of 615 branches, digital channels to serve 18 million customers and advance its digitalisation and financial inclusion agenda, as well as presence in the UK, the USA, China, South Africa, the UAE, Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. 

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.


Shahir Zaki
+20225945000 - EXT 12927
1187 Corniche El Nile St., Boulak, Cairo, Egypt


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The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent.

You can contact the PCM at: pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form at: http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en

You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at: http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html

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