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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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East Asia and Pacific
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Highlights
Featured Indicator, 1990-2013Value
Infrastructure Sectors ReportedEnergy,Telecom,Transport,Water and sewerage
Number of countries with private participation20
Projects reaching financial closure1779
Sector with largest investment shareEnergy (40%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (67%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (69%)
Projects cancelled or under distress89 representing 9% 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
20074531962129
2008234104784
200932683278
201044131462
2011800927116
201255092185
201362181485
Grand Total 854813804641,779

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
20098,2876,3093,03053918,166
201012,3684,74475164018,504
20118,5944,8541,46559215,504
20127,2106,4083,79146717,876
20138,8265,1605,17725719,421
Grand Total 152,413110,61188,80530,945382,773

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity647101,576
 Natural Gas2079,706
Total Energy 854111,283
TelecomTelecom8178,145
Total Telecom 8178,145
TransportAirports284,230
 Railroads2721,812
 Roads20838,644
 Seaports11819,738
Total Transport 38184,424
Water and sewerageTreatment plant4008,903
 Utility6420,777
Total Water and sewerage 46429,681
Grand Total ..1,780303,532

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
20072912862129
200813665084
200991056378
20105354062
2011919412116
201210271285
20135473385
Grand Total 3521661,220411,779

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
20093,2895,7499,127218,166
20101,0222,38915,093018,504
20111,6191,69912,0909615,504
20122792,09615,501017,876
2013592,17817,183119,421
Grand Total 51,51576,049254,983227382,773

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession616,736
 Divestiture10024,593
 Greenfield project690121,083
 Management and lease contract30
Total Energy 854152,413
TelecomConcession85,567
 Divestiture1138,516
 Greenfield project6266,527
Total Telecom 81110,611
TransportConcession12415,897
 Divestiture4211,618
 Greenfield project20561,206
 Management and lease contract984
Total Transport 38088,805
Water and sewerageConcession15923,315
 Divestiture131,321
 Greenfield project2636,167
 Management and lease contract29143
Total Water and sewerage 46430,945
Grand Total ..1,779382,773

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 project83,774
Total Telecom 148,599
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 ..8935,442
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