Private Participation in Infrastructure Database

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This series reviews new private participation in infrastructure (PPI) projects.

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2017 Transport Sector: Private Participation in Infrastructure

2018-12-01, World Bank Group

Transport PPI investments form an integral part of total PPI investments. Since 2008, transport PPI investments have been forming a larger and larger percentage of PPI investments across the four sectors (energy, ICT, water and transport). PPI investments in transport used to attract 23 to 29 percent of all PPI investments prior to 2011. After 2011, transport PPI investments haveconsistently garnered more than 30 percent of all PPI investments, reaching a high of 61 percent i

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Private Investment in IDA Countries in the First Half of 2011 was Concentrated in a Few, Large Projects

2012-03, Nicholas, Alexander

In the first semester of 2011, three new projects reached financial closure in the International Development Association (IDA) countries of Lao PDR, Malawi and Zambia, representing investment commitments of US$1.042 billion. Investment in the first semester of 2011 decreased by 39 percent compared with the first semester of 2010, but was roughly on par with investment in the first semester of 2009. In the past five years, Investment in the first semester has generally been over US$1 billion, with the exception of the financial crisis of 2008. By number of projects, activity in 2011 decreased by 70 percent compared with the first semester of 2010 indicating fewer, larger projects. The three projects reaching financial closure were unique in that they were relatively large projects for IDA countries.

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Private Investment in Large Transport Projects Increases during the First Semester of 2011, Concentrated in India and the Road Sector

2012-01, Nicholas, Alexander

In the first semester of 2011, 34 new transport projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in nine low- and middle-income countries, involving investment commitments (hereafter investments) of US$17 billion.1 Investment in the first semester of 2011 increased by 17 percent compared with the first semester of 2010, on par with pre-crisis levels in the first semester of 2008. By number of projects, activity in 2011 decreased by 31 percent compared with the first semester of 2010 indicating fewer, larger projects in middle income countries. As in recent periods, private investment continued to concentrate in India and the road sector globally. India attracted 70 percent of private investment in transport and implemented 65 percent of transport projects with private participation. Globally, there were 23 road projects involving investment of US$8.7 billion. Railroads attracted the second highest investment level with US$6.1 billion invested in three large metro transit projects. Five port projects reached financial closure with investments of US$1.4 billion, and three airport projects attracted investments of US$360 million.

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Private Activity in Telecommunications Recovered in 2010 But Remained Below Pre-Financial Crisis Levels

2011-08, Jett, Alexander Nicholas

In 2010, eight new telecom projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in seven low and middle income countries. These projects involved investment commitments of US$4.2 billion. Telecommunications projects implemented in the 1990-2009 period attracted new investment of US$67 billion, bringing total investment commitments to the sector to US$71.2 billion in 2010. Total investment in the sector grew by 15 percent in 2010 compared with 2009, recovering from the sharp drop in 2009, but remained below the pre-financial crisis levels of 2007-08. The number of new projects reaching financial closure (eight) was the lowest of the entire period of 1990-2010), suggesting that activity in most countries focused on network expansion of existing operators rather than increasing the number of operators. Certainly, telecommunications operators in many developing countries have merged or consolidated in the last few years.

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Snapshot : Sponsors from Singapore and Infrastructure Projects with Private Participation (1990-2011)

2013-03, Militaru, Andreea

A total of United States (U.S.) 38 billion dollars in investment commitments, 107 infrastructure projects, 19 countries, and 4 sectors: this is a quick snapshot of what Singaporean companies invested in private infrastructure projects from 1990 to 2011.1 Nearly 67 percent of total investment and over 85 percent of all infrastructure projects were implemented after 2000. Private investment peaked in 2007 when Singaporean sponsors invested over U.S. 6.4 billion dollars and developed a number of 19 new infrastructure projects. The project was expected to cost U.S. 1,426.38 million dollars and achieved financial closure in September 2007. A consortium of banks with rural electrification corporation in the lead provided the debt for the project.

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Private Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa in the First Half of 2011 Increased Compared to Recent Years

2012-02, Nicholas, Alexander

In the first semester of 2011, three new projects reached financial closure in Sub-Saharan Africa, representing investment commitments of US$697 million. Investment in the first semester of 2011 increased by 27 percent compared with the first semester of 2010, and has risen steadily since the financial crisis of 2008. By number of projects, activity in 2011 decreased by 50 percent compared with the first semester of 2010 indicating fewer, larger projects. The three projects in Sub-Saharan Africa were notable for their use of financial products from multilateral and bilateral agencies.

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Private Activity in Infrastructure in East Asia and Pacific Declined for Third Consecutive Year in 2010

2011-08, Parulekar, Koustubh

In 2010, 36 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closing in seven low and middle-income countries, involving investment commitments of US$10.9 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in the 1990-2009 period attracted new investment of US$4.3 billion, bringing total investment commitments to infrastructure in the region to US$15.2 billion in 2010. The activity in 2010 represents a 9 percent decline by investment and 45 percent drop by number of projects compared with 2009. Investments in new projects fell by 9 percent and in projects implemented in previous years by 10 percent compared with 2009.

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Private Investment in Transport Increases in 2011, Focusing on the Road and Rail Sectors

2012-09, Militaru, Andreea

In 2011, 68 new transport projects reached financial or contractual closure in 15 lower-and upper-middle income countries: Argentina (1 project), Brazil (4), Chile (3),China (4), India (41), Kosovo(1), Mexico (3), Nigeria (1), Peru (3), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (1), Sri Lanka (1), Togo (1), Turkey (2), and Zimbabwe (1). Total investment commitments in transport projects reached US$31.9 billion, of which US$30 billion were investments in new projects and US$1.9 billion were investments in existing projects. Total investment in transport projects in the region amounted to US$17 billion, a 4 percent increase from 2010 levels.

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Private Activity in Infrastructure Slowed Down in the First Half of 2011

2012-01, World Bank

New private activity in infrastructure in developing countries declined in the first semester of 2011, but remained strong and continued to be highly selective, according to data from the private participation in infrastructure project database. Most of the new activity was concentrated in a few countries, particularly India, and Greenfield projects. In the first semester of 2011, 117 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closing in 20 low and middle-income countries. These projects involved investment commitments (hereafter, investment) of US$42.9 billion. Such level of activity represents a decline of 8 percent by investment and 8 percent by number of projects from the level reported in the first semester of 2010. Although investment declined from 2010, private activity in the first semester of 2011 remained high when compared with previous periods and was the fourth highest level since 2000.

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Investment in Energy Projects with Private Participation Remained at a Peak Level But Was Highly Concentrated in 2010

2011-08, Perard, Edouard

In 2010, 106 energy projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 28 low- and middle-income countries, involving investment commitments of US$55.7 billion. In addition, energy projects implemented in 1990-2009 attracted new investment of US$14.2 billion, bringing total investment commitments to the energy sector to US$69.9 billion in 2010. Such level of activity represents a 4 percent drop by investment and a 25 percent decline by the number of projects from 2009. Private activity in energy remained close to a peak level in 2010. However, such activity was highly concentrated on a few countries. India alone attracted 54 percent of investment in the sector and 34 percent of new projects, and was the country that sustained investment in energy close to a peak level. If India were excluded, investment in energy in developing countries would have fallen by 50 percent in 2010 compared with 2009. In addition, the four top countries (adding Brazil, Russian Federation, and Turkey to the list) accounted for 77 percent of investment and 58 percent of new projects. By type of business, private activity remained highly concentrated on electricity generation projects, which accounted for 75 percent of investment and 82 percent of new projects in 2010.