About Private Infrastructure Projects Database

The Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database is a product of the World Bank’s Public Private Partnership Group. Its purpose is to identify and disseminate information on private participation in infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries. The database highlights the contractual arrangements used to attract private investment, the sources and destination of investment flows, and information on the main investors.

By providing critical data and analysis to government policy-makers, consumer representatives, the donor community, and other stakeholders, the database contributes to the public debate on the private provision of infrastructure.

The site currently provides information on more than 6,400 infrastructure projects dating from 1984 to H1 2016 and is updated with last year’s data six months after year-end. It contains over 50 fields per project record, including country, financial closure year, infrastructure services provided, type of private participation, technology, capacity, project location, private sponsors, private debt providers and development bank support.

The database represents the best efforts of a research team to compile publicly available information on those projects, and should not be seen as a fully comprehensive resource. Some projects — particularly those involving local and small scale operators — tend to be omitted because they are usually not reported by major news sources, databases, government websites, and other sources used the PPI Projects database.

For more information on how the data was compiled and the sources that were used please see the methodology page and for terms and definitions see the glossary.

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