Private Participation in Infrastructure Database

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

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    Private Activity in Telecommunications Recovered in 2010 But Remained Below Pre-Financial Crisis Levels
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 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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    For Fifth Consecutive Year India Drove Private Activity in Infrastructure in South Asia to a New Peak in 2010
    (Washington, DC, 2011-08) World Bank
    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.
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    Private Activity in Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa Remained Stable in 2010
    (Washington, DC, 2011-08) World Bank
    In 2010, 13 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 11 low- and middle-income countries, involving investment commitments of US$1.5 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in the 1990-2009 period attracted new investment of US$11.1 billion, bringing total investment commitments (hereafter, investment) to infrastructure in the region to US$12.6 billion in 2010. This level of activity is similar to the one reported in 2009, which saw 11 projects and US$12.6 billion in total investment. In 2010, investment in new projects increased by 21 percent compared with 2009 while investment in previously implemented projects declined by 3 percent.
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    Private Activity in Infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa Remained at low Levels in 2010
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011-08) World Bank
    In 2010, three infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in three low- and middle-income countries, involving investment commitments of US$1.1 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in the 1990-2009 period attracted new investment of US$5.8 billion, bringing total investment commitments (hereafter, investment) to infrastructure in the region to US$6.9 billion in 2010. This level of investment is similar to the one reported in the region in 2009 (US$6.8 billion). However, private activity by number of projects is one third of the one reported in 2009 during the previous year (nine new projects in 2009).
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    Infrastructure Investment in World Bank Client Countries by Korean Sponsors
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 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.
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    High Level of Private Activity in Energy, Transport, and Water in IDA Countries in 2010
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011-01) Perard, Edouard
    In 2010, 24 energy, transport, and water projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 12 of the 63 International Development Association (IDA) countries involving investment commitments of US$7.5 billion That investment represents a record level compared with the US$1 to US$3 billion annual investment's range of the last five years (US$1 billion in 2009). The number of projects also increased significantly with nine additional projects compared to 2009. This increase was driven mostly by the energy sector, which accounted for 19 of the 24 new projects and for US$6.8 billion in investments. In comparison the energy sector had only 10 projects in 2009 representing US$605 million in investments. The largest 2010 energy project was the Hongsa partially captive coal power plant in Laos, which involved investment commitments of US$3.7 billion. In addition to energy projects, four transport projects with private participation reached financial closure in four IDA countries representing more than US$728 million in investments.
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    Private Activity in Transport Slows Down in 2009, But Remains Concentrated in Road Projects
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2010-09) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Nicholas, Alexander
    Private activity in transport declined for the third consecutive year in developing countries. Investments fell by 20 percent and the number of projects dropped by 19 percent in 2009 compared with 2008, according to recently released data from the Private Participation in Infrastructure Database. New private activity in transport was concentrated in road projects, and in a few large developing economies such as Brazil, India, and Mexico. In 2009, 50 transport projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 20 low- and middle-income countries. These projects involved investment commitments of US$19.2 billion. Transport projects implemented in previous years received additional commitments of US$2.5 billion, bringing total investment in 2009 to US$21.7 billion. The private activity was concentrated in the first two quarters of 2009, which accounted for 75 percent of investment in new projects and 64 percent of new projects. Similar concentration occurred in 2008 before the full onset of the global financial crisis. The backlog of projects from the second half of 2008 and the easing of financial constraints in the first half of 2009 (compared with the second half of 2008) may partially explain the concentration of PPI activity in the first half of 2009. Preliminary data suggests that activity by investment and number of projects in the first quarter of 2010 was similar to that reported in the first quarter of 2009.
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    New Private Infrastructure Activity in Developing Countries Recovered in the First Half of 2009 Thanks to the Electricity Sector, But the Crisis Continues to Impact Projects
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-10) Izaguirre, Ada Karina
    New private activity in infrastructure continues to take place in developing countries despite the financial and economic crisis. New projects are being tendered and brought to financial or contractual closure. Measured by amount of investment, the rate of project closure grew by 2 percent in the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008, indicating a strong recovery from the decline of 48 percent experienced in the second half of 2008. This recovery, however, was driven by large projects. Measured by number of projects reaching closure, the rate of project closure continues to be slower than before the full-scale onset of the financial crisis. The number of projects reaching closure in the first half of 2009 was 20 percent lower than the number reported in the first half of 2008. This trend suggests greater project selectivity. Indeed, those projects that are reaching closure are characterized by strong economic and financial fundamentals, the backing of financially solid sponsors and governments. Developing country governments' continuing commitment to their public-private partnership (PPP) programs is confirmed by the number of new projects tendered and awarded. However, current market conditions are forcing governments and investors to restructure projects to improve financial viability. Local public banks as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies continue to be active in project finance, providing a critical amount of funding. It is too early to assess the full impact of the crisis on new infrastructure projects with private participation (PPI). The crisis continues to make financing (both debt and equity) more difficult to secure, and hamper the ability of governments to maintain financial commitments to public-private infrastructure projects.
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    Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis on New PPI Projects - Update 4 : New Private Infrastructure Activity in Developing Countries Recovered in the First Half of 2009 Thanks to the Electricity Sector, But the Crisis Continues to Impact Projects
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-10) World Bank
    This review of new private participation in infrastructure (PPI) projects, covering the period up to June 2009, sheds some light on the recent activity and the short-term impact of the financial crisis, compared with the previous updates on the impact of the crisis, this note incorporates several improvements: a larger sample size (714 projects versus 522 in the previous update) over a longer period of time (from January 2008 to June 2009 compared to the previous update, which covered January 2008 to March 2009). The survey finds that the financial crisis significantly affected the rate of project closure rate of new PPI projects in the second half of 2008. The impact of the crisis varies across developing regions with Europe and Central Asia (ECA) being the most affected region so far. This analysis will be refined in the coming quarters to assess the extent to which these trends continue.
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    Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis on New PPI Projects : Update Three
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-06) Izaguirre, Ada Karina
    Despite the financial and economic crisis, new private activity in infrastructure continues to take place in developing countries. New projects are still being tendered and brought to financial closure, but at a slower pace. Between July 2008 and March 2009, the rate of project closure fell 15 percent by investment compared to a similar period in the previous year. Investment commitments to private infrastructure projects showed some signs of recovery in the first months of 2009, but this recovery was driven by a few large priority projects in select countries. These projects were able to raise financing thanks to the backing of highly-rated sponsors and their priority status in their respective countries. The financial crisis has made financing (both debt and equity) more difficult to secure, and has hampered the ability of governments to maintain their financial commitments to private infrastructure projects. These projects are facing higher cost of financing a problem compounded by the lower demand for infrastructure services that is beginning to impact some sectors. As a result some planned private infrastructure projects are being delayed, restructured, and, to a lesser extent, cancelled. Transport is the worst affected sector so far, while the most affected group of countries are middle-income countries, especially in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.