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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 2013.
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Sub-Saharan Africa
Highlights
Featured Indicator, 1990-2013Value
Infrastructure Sectors ReportedEnergy,Telecom,Transport,Water and sewerage
Number of countries with private participation47
Projects reaching financial closure499
Sector with largest investment shareTelecom (73%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (76%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (62%)
Projects cancelled or under distress57 representing 4% 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
200511722141
200612138235
20079182231
2008843217
20091164021
2010793019
2011863017
20122361131
20131524122
Grand Total 16420510228499

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
20051,0934,9182,54908,561
20066757,1474,239012,061
20071,47110,54626012112,397
200866911,8931,255013,817
200994511,529912013,386
201047212,042250012,763
20111,2059,040851011,097
20125,6057,958012613,689
20134,5295,6814,647014,857
Grand Total 22,396108,73218,241392149,761

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity1587,581
 Natural Gas72,249
Total Energy 1659,830
TelecomTelecom20582,760
Total Telecom 20582,760
TransportAirports15495
 Railroads204,769
 Roads132,502
 Seaports554,629
Total Transport 10312,395
Water and sewerageTreatment plant5133
 Utility23134
Total Water and sewerage 28266
Grand Total ..501105,252

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
200523115241
20065422435
20073621131
20083111217
20092118021
20103311219
20113014017
20120029231
20132117222
Grand Total 844431061499

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
20052,7943805,38708,561
20069361,6839,442012,061
20073052,4919,602012,397
20081,2552,18410,378013,817
20094231,90011,063013,386
20102502,50010,013012,763
20114867619,850011,097
2012052213,167013,689
201367782013,3501014,857
Grand Total 10,32725,444113,875115149,761

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession192,469
 Divestiture91,717
 Greenfield project11818,205
 Management and lease contract185
Total Energy 16422,396
TelecomDivestiture3223,558
 Greenfield project16985,174
 Management and lease contract40
Total Telecom 205108,732
TransportConcession637,782
 Divestiture3169
 Greenfield project2010,237
 Management and lease contract1652
Total Transport 10218,241
Water and sewerageConcession276
 Greenfield project3259
 Management and lease contract2357
Total Water and sewerage 28392
Grand Total ..499149,761

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 project192,285
 Management and lease contract10
Total Telecom 274,198
TransportConcession6655
 Divestiture1166
 Greenfield project1200
 Management and lease contract20
Total Transport 101,021
Water and sewerage 39
Total Water and sewerage 39
Grand Total ..576,595
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