The Council of Europe Development Bank ( French : CEB, Development Bank of the Council of Europe ) dates from 1956, When the Council of Europe Established the Resettlement Fund for National Refugees and Over-Population in Europe as a Partial Agreement . In 1994, it changed its name to the Council of Europe’s Social Development Fund, before becoming the Council of Europe Development Bank in 1999. 
Situated in Paris , the Bank is a separate legal entity and is autonomous in its decision-making. It has an excellent credit rating from Moody’s ,  Standard and Poor’s .  and Fitch Ratings . 
The original aim Was to help Refugees and other displaced persons partner after the Second World War . It later expanded its scope of activities to include assistance to disaster victims, help with job creation , and improve social infrastructure. Its aim is to promote social cohesion in its member states.
The CEB acts as a development bank, granting loans to member states. In 2016, its assets stood at 25.6 billion euros,  which it uses to co-finance projects by means of loans of up to 40% of the project cost. The current governor is Rolf WENZEL, born in 1954, of German nationality.
There are currently 41 member states, as follows:
The only development bank member states are not members of the Council of Europe are the Holy See and Kosovo .
- Council of Europe Development Bank
- Activities and guidelines of the European Development Bank (CEB): Recommendation 1818 (2007) 1 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
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