SheInvest: EIB doubles its commitment to mobilise €2 billion for women across Africa


One year after the launch of its SheInvest initiative at the end of 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) reached its initial target to mobilise a total of €1 billion in gender-lensinvestment that is set to boost gender equality and female economic empowerment across Africa. Given the success of its initiative, the EIB now commits to double its ambition and mobilise €2 billion of gender-responsive investment across the continent.
Building on its experience in northern and sub-Saharan African countries as well as in gender focused lending, the EIB is further stepping-up its efforts over the past year to increase investment in projects, sectors and markets that have a transformative effect on gender equality and can enhance the capacity of women to participate in the economy.