Private Participation in Infrastructure Database

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

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    2017 Energy Sector: Private Participation in Infrastructure
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-12-01) World Bank Group
    In 2017, PPI investments in energy stood at USD 51.9 billion across 203 projects (compared to USD 46.8 billion across 183 projects in 2016), and accounted for more than half (56 percent) of the PPI investments across all four infrastructure sectors included in the PPI database—energy, water, transport and ICT. Of these four, the energy sector has attracted the most private-sector participation. By dollar value, from 2008 to 2017, cumulative investments in the energy sector (conventional and renewable energy) accounted for approximately 59 percent of total PPI investments. Although the energy sector continued to be the predominant sector attracting private investments in 2017, because of increased investment in other sectors, the share of energy-sector investments decreased from 69 percent of all PPI investments in 2016 to 56 percent in 2017.Energy investments reached their peak in 2012, as private investors shrugged off the effects of the global financial crisis and pumped USD 89.6 billion into the sector. However, by 2015, private-sector investments in energy reached their lowest levels, at USD 38.5 billion, a trend largely accelerated by a steep drop in oil prices in 2014 and a subsequent decrease of investment in the conventional-energy sector. From 2015 to 2017, investments picked up gradually, with increasing investments in renewables.In terms of the number of projects, two-thirds of all projects (203 out of 304) in 2017 were in the energy sector. Interestingly, the number of energy projects as a percentage of all PPI projects fluctuated very little after 2014. On average, from 2008 to 2017, the PPI energy projects accounted for 69 percent of all PPI projects.
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    Private Investment in IDA Countries in the First Half of 2011 was Concentrated in a Few, Large Projects
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 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 Activity in Infrastructure Slowed Down in the First Half of 2011
    (Washington, DC, 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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    Private Activity in Infrastructure Slowed Down in the First Half of 2011, Compared to the Same Period in 2010
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2012-01) Kaliszewski, Laura; Parulekar, Koustubh
    In the first half of 2011, 66 energy projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 13 low and middle-income countries. Additionally, US$4.8 billion was invested in the second phase, 1224km expansion of Russia's Nord stream gas pipeline, following the phase one financial closure that occurred in 2010, bringing total investment commitments to the energy sector to US$20.9 billion. Although this activity represents an 18 percent increase by the number of projects, this represents a 24 percent decrease by investment from the similar period in 2010. New investment activity in the sector was concentrated in three countries. India was the most active country, accounting for 21 projects, 42 percent of new investment in the sector and 32 percent of new projects. Brazil, the second most active country, attracted 14 percent of the new investment and 27 percent of new projects, followed by China with 4 percent of new investment and 11 percent of new projects. These three countries accounted for 60 percent of new energy investment and 70 percent of new projects during the first semester of 2011.
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    Investment Commitments and the Number of New Projects Decline in the Middle East and North Africa
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Perard, Edouard
    Private activity in infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa declined sharply in 2008, according to just-released data from the Private Participation in Infrastructure Project database. Both investment commitments and the number of new projects declined, in both the first and second half of the year. Existing telecommunications operators accounted for most of the annual investment. The region's share of total investment commitments in developing countries in 2008 was less than 4 percent, down significantly from its 7.3 percent share in 2007. In 2008, 10 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in six low- or middle-income countries in the region. These involve investment commitments (hereafter, investment) of US$2.4 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$3.6 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$6 billion. This level represented a 49 percent drop from that in 2007 and was the lowest since 2003.
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    Investment Commitments Remain Stable in Latin America While the Number of New Projects Declines
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Jett, Alexander Nicholas
    Private activity in infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean showed mixed results in 2008, according to just-released data from the Private Participation in Infrastructure Project database. Investment in new projects slowed in the second half of the year with the full onset of the financial crisis. This slowdown led to a decline in the number of projects for the entire year. The region accounted for 26 percent of the year's total investment commitments in developing countries, the second largest share among developing regions. In 2008, 41 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in eight low- or middle-income countries in the region. These projects involve investment commitments (hereafter, investment) of US$14.6 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$25.7 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$40.3 billion. That represented an increase of 2 percent from the level reported in 2007. Investment in existing projects, up 12 percent from the level in 2007, drove the increase.
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    Investment Commitments Remain at Peak Level in Europe and Central Asia While the Number of New Projects Declines
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Fitzgerald, Rossa
    Private activity in infrastructure in Europe and Central Asia showed mixed results in 2008, according to just-released data from the Private Participation in Infrastructure Project database. Investment in new projects slowed sharply in the second half of the year with the full onset of the financial crisis. This slowdown led to a decline in the number of projects for the entire year. The region accounted for 30 percent of the year's total investment commitments in developing countries, the largest share among developing regions. In 2008, 36 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 11 low- or middle-income countries in the region. These involve investment commitments (hereafter, investment) of US$20.3 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$25.7 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$45.9 billion. That represented an increase of 3 percent from the level reported in 2007 and a new peak for the region. Investment in projects implemented in previous years accounted for the increase, growing by 6 percent from the level in 2007.
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    Investment Commitments Reach a New Peak in South Asia While the Number of New Projects Declines
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Fitzgerald, Rossa
    Private activity in infrastructure in South Asia showed mixed results in 2008, according to just-released data from the private participation in infrastructure project database. Investment commitments to infrastructure projects with private participation reached a new peak thanks to additional investment in existing telecommunications operators and new energy and transport projects that reached financial or contractual closure in the first half of the year. But investment in new projects slowed in the second half of the year with the full onset of the financial crisis. This slowdown led to a decline in the number of projects for the entire year. The region accounted for 22 percent of the year's total investment commitments in developing countries. In 2008, 36 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in three South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan). These projects involve investment commitments of US$17.9 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$15.4 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$33.4 billion. That represented an increase of 12 percent from the level reported in 2007 and a new peak for the region. Both new and existing projects accounted for the increase. Investment in new projects increased by 8 percent from the level in 2007, while investment in existing projects rose by 18 percent.
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    Investment Commitments Reach a New Peak in Sub-Saharan Africa While the Number of New Projects Declines
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Perard, Edouard
    Private activity in infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa showed mixed results in 2008, according to just-released data from the private participation in infrastructure project database. While investment commitments to infrastructure projects with private participation reached a new peak, the number of projects reaching closure continued to decline. Existing telecommunications operators accounted for most regional investment as well as the growth in investment. The region accounted for almost 9 percent of the year's total investment commitments in developing countries. In 2008, 15 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 10 low- or middle-income countries in the region. These involve investment commitments of US$2.7 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$10.8 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$13.5 billion. That total represented an increase of 10 percent from the level reported in 2007 and a new peak for the region. Investment in existing projects accounted for the increase, growing by 22 percent from the level in 2007. By contrast, investment in new projects fell by 22 percent.
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    Investment Commitments and the Number of New Projects Decline in East Asia and Pacific
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-12) Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Park, JangHo
    Private activity in infrastructure in East Asia and Pacific slowed in 2008, according to just-released data from the Private Participation in Infrastructure Project database. Both investment commitments and the number of new projects declined, in both the first and second half of the year. New energy projects and existing telecommunications operators accounted for most the annual investment. The region attracted 10 percent of the year's total investment commitments in developing countries. In 2008, 78 infrastructure projects with private participation reached financial or contractual closure in 10 low- or middle-income countries of East Asia and Pacific. These projects involve investment commitments (hereafter, investment) of US$8.6 billion. Infrastructure projects implemented in previous years had additional commitments of US$6.8 billion, bringing total investment in 2008 to US$15.4 billion.