In 2010, 102 infrastructure projects
with private participation reached financial or contractual
closing in 4 low- and middle-income countries in South Asia,
involving investment commitments of US$47 billion.
Infrastructure projects implemented in the 1990-2009 period
attracted new investment of US$26.5 billion, bringing total
investment commitments (hereafter, investment) to
infrastructure sectors to US$73.5 billion in 2010. The
activity in 2010 represents an increase of 72 percent by
investment and 70 percent by number of projects compared
with 2009. The growth rate of investment is particularly
significant given that investment in the region had been
growing since 2006 but at a lower rate. Investment in new
projects grew by 54 percent from 2009, and additional
investment in projects implemented in 1990-2009 rose by
almost 120 percent.