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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 2014*.
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East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Sub-Saharan Africa
*2014 data updated only for the first half of 2014
Highlights
Featured Indicator, 1990-2014Value
Infrastructure Sectors ReportedEnergy,Telecom,Transport,Water and sewerage
Number of countries with private participation29
Projects reaching financial closure1894
Sector with largest investment shareTelecom (40%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (42%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (55%)
Projects cancelled or under distress144 representing 6% of total investment

Number of Projects by Primary Sector
Financial Closure YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal
19901829038
1991054110
199225311342
199316419645
19943011341085
1995474251086
199646113215104
199773134222150
199851355116153
1999379152182
2000375352198
20011911182068
2002366102274
2003268151059
2004163132254
200527111746
200638723472
2007232261162
2008322211166
200945025575
201035026869
201170420498
2012610141489
2013760377120
201434010549
Grand Total 9011525662751,894

Investment in Projects by Primary Sector (US$ million)
Investment YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal Investment
19904403,4636,691010,594
199109,101610759,785
19925,1434,4582,777012,378
19932,8576,1412,2524,07115,321
19944,0769,2612,43452516,296
19956,4576,5282,7901,29317,068
19969,5489,4486,52319225,711
199722,87212,69010,4531,93347,948
199818,83137,06011,7091,27668,875
199910,61117,8323,5576,01138,010
200014,38216,5974,4992,84538,323
20016,31021,8614,0371,17733,386
20027,8869,6941,74360419,927
20037,2767,09199029915,656
20043,59410,7121,9041,16217,372
20055,36412,8243,88419122,262
20069,52314,8076,23071331,274
200711,35616,07612,87442240,729
200811,41923,13613,36887448,797
200925,38914,78212,58620952,966
201015,13118,4568,1771,14342,907
201122,07123,30911,4432,03558,858
201238,29723,35625,1774,67791,507
201323,39123,17520,2843,16270,011
20147,813028,41523836,466
Grand Total 290,036351,857205,40435,129882,426

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity818131,242
 Natural Gas8424,039
Total Energy 902155,282
TelecomTelecom152294,296
Total Telecom 152294,296
TransportAirports7137,580
 Railroads6118,400
 Roads28770,122
 Seaports14711,803
Total Transport 566137,905
Water and sewerageTreatment plant562,307
 Utility21826,217
 Water Transfer System10
Total Water and sewerage 27528,525
Grand Total ..1,895616,007

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
199016418038
1991325010
199218715242
199322615245
199438936285
1995321536386
19963916445104
199765146011150
19986537492153
1999271834382
200050640298
200124535468
200223241874
200317036659
200423029254
20058037146
200618449172
200722237162
200825041066
200921052275
2010190391169
201113084198
201221068089
2013220971120
201412037049
Grand Total 6431471,034701,894

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
19902,1713,7274,696010,594
19913328,83661709,785
19925,0875,0192,272012,378
19937,4666,1921,05560815,321
19943,8858,4613,949016,296
19955,6855,9475,426917,068
19967,32112,8215,5482325,711
199725,65011,53910,751947,948
199820,78531,37116,711868,875
199910,04317,26410,703038,010
200011,57612,83613,910138,323
20014,76814,83913,775333,386
20022,6075,45411,7957119,927
20031,9534,0649,639015,656
20043,0746,7907,30220517,372
20054,1017,51810,643022,262
20068,0589,43613,780031,274
200713,99410,14516,590040,729
200816,15712,09020,4955548,797
200912,9479,26530,753152,966
201011,31511,05420,537042,907
201110,93714,14633,774058,858
201231,81510,80748,885091,507
201315,94312,10641,962070,011
201424,39739011,679036,466
Grand Total 262,068252,116367,249993882,426

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession8682,050
 Divestiture9633,761
 Greenfield project716174,058
 Management and lease contract3210
Total Energy 901290,079
TelecomDivestiture31209,497
 Greenfield project121142,360
Total Telecom 152351,857
TransportConcession378156,669
 Divestiture8934
 Greenfield project14547,022
 Management and lease contract35778
Total Transport 566205,404
Water and sewerageConcession17923,349
 Divestiture127,924
 Greenfield project523,851
 Management and lease contract325
Total Water and sewerage 27535,129
Grand Total ..1,894882,469

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
Concession14
Grand Total 14

Total Projects Cancelled or Distressed by Primary Sector & Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession1714,937
 Divestiture202,802
 Greenfield project224,881
 Management and lease contract10
Total Energy 6022,620
TelecomDivestiture210,139
 Greenfield project5572
Total Telecom 710,711
TransportConcession315,836
 Divestiture133
 Greenfield project165,914
 Management and lease contract19
Total Transport 4911,791
Water and sewerageConcession178,675
 Divestiture150
 Greenfield project6291
 Management and lease contract40
Total Water and sewerage 289,016
Grand Total ..14454,138
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