• 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
    • Projects infrastructure finance
    • The Bank’s 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.

    • 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
    • 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.


The Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as TDB Bank, is a leading regional development bank  headquartered in Bujumbura, Burundi and with regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and in Ebene, Mauritius.

TDB’s mandate is to facilitate economic growth, trade and regional integration through its role as a financial intermediary providing Trade Finance and Project and Infrastructure Finance services.

The Bank operates in 16 of its 19 Member States across the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Indian Ocean Countries (IOC) and East African Community (EAC) regions.

TDB prepares its financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards and makes these statements available on its website. The Bank’s Annual Reports is also available on its website.

The Bank is committed to sound corporate governance and to effectively managing environmental, social and governance risk in every aspects of its operations.

Financial Scope

Member Countries