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This page provides a snapshot of infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries by primary sector. Projects include management or lease contracts, concessions, greenfield projects, and divestitures. The database contains almost 5,000 projects dating from 1984 to 2012.
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Highlights
Featured Indicator, 1990-2012Value
Infrastructure Sectors ReportedEnergy,Telecom,Transport,Water and sewerage
Number of countries with private participation47
Projects reaching financial closure471
Sector with largest investment shareTelecom (77%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (74%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (61%)
Projects cancelled or under distress50 representing 5% of total investment

Number of Projects by Primary Sector
Financial Closure YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal
199010102
199110113
199203014
199333219
199443209
19953102116
1996494118
19976175028
19985157128
19997136531
20005195130
20017172430
2002341210
20037109127
20044115020
200512722142
200612138235
20079162229
2008843217
20091154020
2010793019
2011863017
20122231127
Grand Total 1491979827471

Investment in Projects by Primary Sector (US$ million)
Investment YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal Investment
19904000040
199100000
19920200020
199301001
199476553490678
1995183677630923
199642896128201,437
19977541,75546902,978
19987151,46733602,517
19995372,8461,087824,553
20004512,787181313,450
20017134,04948435,250
20024843,6357804,196
20031,2974,71528096,301
2004564,51222304,792
20051,1604,9182,54908,627
20066757,1474,239012,061
20071,47110,40626012112,257
200866811,8701,255013,793
200994511,507912013,364
201047212,042250012,763
20111,2059,040851011,097
20124,9707,726012612,822
Grand Total 17,297102,63413,594392133,917

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity1437,642
 Natural Gas72,249
Total Energy 1509,890
TelecomTelecom19782,619
Total Telecom 19782,619
TransportAirports14495
 Railroads204,769
 Roads132,502
 Seaports524,629
Total Transport 9912,395
Water and sewerageTreatment plant5133
 Utility22134
Total Water and sewerage 27266
Grand Total ..473105,171

Number of Projects by Type
Most infrastructure projects with private participation fit in one of these four categories. But the boundaries between these categories are not always clear, and some projects have features of more than one category. In these cases projects have been classified in the category that better reflects the risk borne by the private sector.
Financial Closure YearConcessionDivestitureGreenfieldManagement and lease contractTotal
199010012
199110023
199201214
199300369
199410629
1995347216
19961111518
19972518328
19983222128
19995219531
20005419230
20011717530
2002105410
200311011527
20045112220
200523116242
20065422435
20073619129
20083111217
20092117020
20103311219
20113014017
20120026127
Grand Total 824328858471

Investment in Projects by Type (US$ million)
Most infrastructure projects with private participation fit in one of these four categories. But the boundaries between these categories are not always clear, and some projects have features of more than one category. In these cases projects have been classified in the category that better reflects the risk borne by the private sector.
Investment YearConcessionDivestitureGreenfieldManagement and lease contractTotal Investment
19904000040
199100000
19920020020
199300101
19943106470678
1995103857350923
199628417968241,437
19977201,45080802,978
1998271,1561,33402,517
19991,0411,7961,684324,553
20005031,5251,42113,450
2001702,0163,16035,250
2002991,0973,00004,196
20032981,5514,44396,301
20042431,1123,401364,792
20052,7943805,45408,627
20069361,6839,442012,061
20073052,4919,461012,257
20081,2552,18410,354013,793
20094231,90011,041013,364
20102502,50010,013012,763
20114867619,850011,097
2012052212,300012,822
Grand Total 9,65024,62599,537105133,917

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession182,029
 Divestiture81,310
 Greenfield project10513,953
 Management and lease contract185
Total Energy 14917,297
TelecomDivestiture3223,145
 Greenfield project16279,489
 Management and lease contract30
Total Telecom 197102,634
TransportConcession627,545
 Divestiture3169
 Greenfield project185,837
 Management and lease contract1542
Total Transport 9813,594
Water and sewerageConcession276
 Greenfield project3259
 Management and lease contract2257
Total Water and sewerage 27392
Grand Total ..471133,917

Total Projects Combined Electric and Water (US$ million)
This table reports projects with private participation that provide both electricity and water services. These projects are reported with energy as primary sector to avoid project double-counting in sector data and because energy services usually account for most of the committed investment.
Type of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
Concession3660
Divestiture10
Management and lease contract80
Grand Total 12660

Total Projects Cancelled or Distressed by Primary Sector & Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession8948
 Divestiture10
 Greenfield project5419
 Management and lease contract30
Total Energy 171,368
TelecomDivestiture71,912
 Greenfield project141,909
 Management and lease contract10
Total Telecom 223,821
TransportConcession4615
 Divestiture1166
 Greenfield project1200
 Management and lease contract20
Total Transport 8980
Water and sewerage 39
Total Water and sewerage 39
Grand Total ..506,177
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