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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 participation29
Projects reaching financial closure1705
Sector with largest investment shareTelecom (42%)
Type of PPI with largest share in investmentGreenfield project (41%)
Type of PPI with largest share in projectsGreenfield project (52%)
Projects cancelled or under distress135 representing 7% of total investment

Number of Projects by Primary Sector
Financial Closure YearEnergyTelecomTransportWater and SewerageTotal
19901829038
1991054110
199225311342
199316419645
19943011341085
1995474251086
199646113215104
199773134322151
199850355116152
1999379142181
2000375352198
20011911182068
2002366102274
2003258151058
2004163132254
200527111746
200638723472
2007232261162
2008302201062
200946024474
201036026870
201169418495
2012550111278
Grand Total 7821525122591,705

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
199722,87212,69010,7721,93348,267
199818,83137,06011,7091,27668,875
199910,61117,8323,2386,01137,691
200014,38216,5974,4992,84538,323
20016,31021,8614,0371,17733,386
20027,8869,6941,74360419,927
20037,1817,09199029915,561
20043,59410,7121,9041,16217,372
20055,36412,8243,88419122,262
20069,51714,8076,23071331,267
200711,50316,07612,87442240,876
200811,34723,13613,36883548,686
200925,53514,78212,5161652,850
201015,15618,4568,1771,14342,932
201122,17123,2079,5632,03556,975
201238,17521,63024,1233,11387,041
Grand Total 258,955326,854153,70229,933769,444

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Subsector (US$ million)
Primary SectorSubsectorProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyElectricity703130,646
 Natural Gas8024,039
Total Energy 783154,685
TelecomTelecom152293,891
Total Telecom 152293,891
TransportAirports6524,795
 Railroads5618,400
 Roads26266,116
 Seaports12911,446
Total Transport 512120,757
Water and sewerageTreatment plant522,307
 Utility20625,551
 Water Transfer System10
Total Water and sewerage 25927,858
Grand Total ..1,706597,191

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
199323615145
199438936285
1995321536386
19963916445104
199766146011151
19986537482152
1999261834381
200050640298
200124535468
200223241874
200317035658
200423029254
20058037146
200618449172
200722237162
200824038062
200921051274
2010190401170
201112082195
201216062078
Grand Total 603147887681,705

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
19938,0716,1921,055315,321
19943,8858,4613,949016,296
19955,6855,9475,426917,068
19967,32112,8215,5482325,711
199725,96911,53910,751948,267
199820,78531,37116,711868,875
19999,72417,26410,703037,691
200011,57612,83613,910138,323
20014,76814,83913,775333,386
20022,6075,45411,7957119,927
20031,9534,0649,544015,561
20043,0746,7907,30220517,372
20054,1017,51810,643022,262
20068,0589,43613,773031,267
200713,99410,14516,737040,876
200816,15712,09020,3845548,686
200912,9479,26530,636152,850
201011,31511,05420,562042,932
201110,45714,14632,372056,975
201228,3479,21449,480087,041
Grand Total 218,387238,026312,643387769,444

Total Projects by Primary Sector and Type (US$ million)
Primary SectorType of PPIProject CountTotal Investment
EnergyConcession8678,737
 Divestiture9630,766
 Greenfield project597149,241
 Management and lease contract3210
Total Energy 782258,955
TelecomDivestiture31198,402
 Greenfield project121128,452
Total Telecom 152326,854
TransportConcession351121,179
 Divestiture8934
 Greenfield project12031,417
 Management and lease contract33172
Total Transport 512153,702
Water and sewerageConcession16618,471
 Divestiture127,924
 Greenfield project493,533
 Management and lease contract325
Total Water and sewerage 25929,933
Grand Total ..1,705769,444

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
 Divestiture213,158
 Greenfield project224,881
 Management and lease contract10
Total Energy 6122,976
TelecomDivestiture210,139
 Greenfield project5572
Total Telecom 710,711
TransportConcession233,710
 Divestiture133
 Greenfield project155,907
Total Transport 399,650
Water and sewerageConcession178,675
 Divestiture150
 Greenfield project6291
 Management and lease contract40
Total Water and sewerage 289,016
Grand Total ..13552,353
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