• Who we are
    • History
    • Members
    • Charter
    • Directors
    • Governors
    • Management
    • Organization
    • Partners
    • The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, known more commonly as TDB, and previously PTA Bank, is a specialized African regional financial institution established in 1985 that provides short, medium and long term financing, across a wide set of sectors, both private and public sector clients, on sustainable and commercial principles.

    • Trade finance
    • Project and Infrastructure Finance
    • Environmental and Social Management Framework
    • The Banks mission is to finance and foster trade. socio economic development and regional economic integration through trade and development finance, funds management as well as advisory and agency services.

      Furthermore, TDB has a comprehensive Environmental and Social Management Framework for TDB Financed projects. TDB also undertakes continuous assessment of its financed projects to ensure adherence to global best practices of Environmental and Social issues.

    • Overview
    • Annual Reports
    • Funding
    • Highlights
    • TDB is a treaty-based, specialist regional multilateral development bank (MDB) that is investment grade, profitable and dividend paying. It operates on both market and sustainability principles, and does not offer concessional finance, as it is not a donor funded institution. Established by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), it is owned by 23 sovereigns, mainly from eastern and southern Africa, both COMESA and non-COMESA sovereigns, as well as non-African sovereigns and institutional shareholders such as international financial institutions, pension funds and insurance companies

    • Our Interventions
    • By Sector
    • We provide various types of credit and guarantees, such as letters of credit, trade loans, and term loans, including agency backed loans, in various development sectors, with preference, where feasible, for transactions that have high levels of development impact and positive cross-border effects, including transactions that enhance the connectivity and complementarity of Member States. Equity financing is considered very selectively on a case by base. Other services provided include funds/asset management, advisory and agency services.

    • Careers
    • Consulting
    • Procurement
    • Young Professionals Program
    • The Bank is first and foremost a merit-based employer, where the paramount consideration in recruitment is integrity, efficiency and competence, both technical and international experience. The Bank, statutorily, seeks diversity in its recruitment, across Member States, gender and age. Nationals and the diaspora of Member States and Member Countries are eligible to apply to vacancies, provided they are under the age of 62. As a rule, the President and majority of the Bank shall always be nationals of Member States.


Client Orientation

Having clients and their needs as a primary focus of our actions; developing and sustaining productive client relationships


Maintaining a character of honesty and uprightness; keeping commitments and behaving in a consistent manner.


Generating innovative solutions to work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities

Team Work

Actively participating as a member of a team to help the team achieve its goal


Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to new work structures, processes


To be a world class African financial institution advancing the economic development, intergration and prosperity of the region.


To be at the forefront of extending reliable financial and non-financial services to advance trade, development and regional economic integration through customer-focused and innovative instrument.

Strategic Goal

To be preferred and leading regional development financial institution in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly known as PTA, is a world class African financial institution advancing the economic development, integration and prosperity of its Member States across Eastern and Southern Africa.

Established in 1985, TDB is headquartered in Bujumbura (Burundi) and Ebene (Mauritius) with regional hubs in Nairobi (Kenya) and Harare (Zimbabwe).

Its mandate is to provide development capital and services through customer focused and innovative financing solutions. Although TDB is an institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), its membership is open to Non-COMESA States, non-regional countries as well as institutional shareholders. It offers a broad range of products and services, across both the private and public sectors, including debt, equity and quasi-equity as well as guarantees.
TDB’s investments cut across agriculture, trade, industry, infrastructure, energy and tourism etc. and are made on a commercial basis and sustainability principles.