Reports and reference guides
2 March 2013
2 Mar 2013
The Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects at the EIB
European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank (EIB) calculates the economic returns of its projects using internationally accepted methods. Beyond financial viability considerations, it also appraises the socio-economic costs and benefits to make sure that the projects the EIB finances constitute a sound contribution to society at large. This analysis is an input for the three pillar framework for assessing projects, where economic interest is the main determinant of the key first pillar.