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Infrastructure Investment in World Bank Client Countries by Korean Sponsors

2011-07, Jett, Alexander Nicholas

From 1990-2010, project sponsors from the Republic of Korea implemented nineteen infrastructure projects in low and middle income countries with investment commitments totaling US$4.9 billion. Investment during all periods except 2001-2005 was dominated by the energy sector (US$4 billion), followed by the telecom sector (US$0.9 billion). Korean investment was spread across five regions; it was heavily concentrated in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region with 78 percent or total investment. This investment lacked a single country focus.