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 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 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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    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.