Skip Navigation Links
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Regional Data Snapshots > East Asia and Pacific
Last data update: December, 2013

Regional Snapshots

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.
Regional overviews of the 2000s >> LEARN MORE IN THE METHODOLOGY SECTION
 CUSTOM DATA
Generate customized data views on total projects or investment commitments.
 
Skip Navigation Links
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Highlights
Featured Indicator, 1990-2012Value
Infrastructure Sectors ReportedEnergy,Telecom,Transport,Water and sewerage
Number of countries with private participation20
Projects reaching financial closure1666
Sector with largest investment shareEnergy (41%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (66%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (68%)
Projects cancelled or under distress86 representing 10% of total investment

Number of Projects by Primary Sector
Financial Closure YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal
1990165012
199112609
1992648119
199328317351
1994331330480
1995241121460
1996431038596
19975434014111
1998130221348
199918217744
2000181141447
2001443121372
2002533112087
20035831627104
2004390153185
20054201846106
20063822445109
20074521962128
2008233104783
200932683278
201044031461
2011780826112
201241081564
Grand Total 776773704431,666

Investment in Projects by Primary Sector (US$ million)
Investment YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal Investment
19904498492101,949
19913793062,40503,090
19923,5281,9388552846,605
19935,5782,7822,3382,55813,255
19946,5832,9134,13382114,450
19958,3714,0584,82152017,770
199610,3357,0358,76214926,281
199712,9379,2896,4728,03336,730
19985,1901,6532,29094310,076
19995,0954,5812,18027112,127
20003,4767,6192,6454,06617,806
20014,4395,0432,75567312,910
20023,4615,1911,84493411,431
20039,7603,0775,67070419,210
20043,1064,9061,7763,13212,920
20056,4233,7407,2161,34118,720
20064,5324,4579,6421,14719,777
20075,7437,6296,3241,90221,597
20088,1475,9351,54297416,598
20098,2874,7833,03053916,639
201012,3683,53575164017,295
20118,5233,6551,38259214,152
20128,9404,3413,52135517,158
Grand Total 145,24699,44983,27530,576358,547

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity57398,449
 Natural Gas2039,623
Total Energy 776108,072
TelecomTelecom7778,145
Total Telecom 7778,145
TransportAirports284,230
 Railroads2417,370
 Roads20638,644
 Seaports11319,351
Total Transport 37179,596
Water and sewerageTreatment plant3808,555
 Utility6320,757
Total Water and sewerage 44329,312
Grand Total ..1,667295,125

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
1990136212
199140509
19925113019
199312434151
199423750080
199521435060
1996241358196
19972719641111
199814727048
199951325144
2000121419247
200114749272
200216863087
2003167792104
200426948285
2005294712106
2006238753109
20072912852128
200813664083
200991056378
20105353061
2011919111112
20127255064
Grand Total 3441621,125351,666

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
199011691491901,949
1991901292,87203,090
19925591,3154,73106,605
19933,9333348,989013,255
19942,1722,03810,241014,450
19951,9383,63512,197017,770
19964,9643,26118,057026,281
199710,1996,66619,865036,730
19981,8127827,482010,076
19991,7803,9416,405212,127
20004,2228,0445,532817,806
20011,5672,2979,0321312,910
20021,0953,0667,269011,431
20031,5412,84214,827019,210
20043,4574,9914,472112,920
20051,78698215,9332018,720
20061,7996,23811,6558519,777
20071,7396,88212,977021,597
20084823,58012,535016,598
20093,2894,6068,743216,639
20101,0221,65114,622017,295
20111,6191,09611,3419614,152
20122321,11915,807017,158
Grand Total 51,40970,410236,502226358,547

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession606,705
 Divestiture9825,018
 Greenfield project615113,524
 Management and lease contract30
Total Energy 776145,246
TelecomConcession85,567
 Divestiture1132,562
 Greenfield project5861,321
Total Telecom 7799,449
TransportConcession12415,897
 Divestiture4011,509
 Greenfield project19755,785
 Management and lease contract984
Total Transport 37083,275
Water and sewerageConcession15223,241
 Divestiture131,321
 Greenfield project2555,873
 Management and lease contract23142
Total Water and sewerage 44330,576
Grand Total ..1,666358,547

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
Concession290
Grand Total 290

Total Projects Cancelled or Distressed by Primary Sector & Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyDivestiture1195
 Greenfield project215,955
Total Energy 226,150
TelecomConcession54,825
 Divestiture10
 Greenfield project52,815
Total Telecom 117,640
TransportConcession91,438
 Divestiture1182
 Greenfield project147,473
Total Transport 249,094
Water and sewerageConcession1610,450
 Divestiture184
 Greenfield project111,064
 Management and lease contract12
Total Water and sewerage 2911,600
Grand Total ..8634,483
Related Documents
View how economies are classified  in terms of income per capita, location, and supply of infrastructure services.
 Note for Subsector and Segment data
Totals in subsector and segment columns may exceed actual numbers. See frequently asked questions.


 
Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database, Mailstop MC4 419, 1818 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20433
© The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved.   Legal