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Last data update: February, 2013
About Private Infrastructure Projects Database
The Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database is a joint product of the Infrastructure Policy Unit of the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Network, and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).
Its purpose is to identify and disseminate information on private participation
in infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries. The database highlights
the contractual arrangements used to attract private investment, the sources and
destination of investment flows, and information on the main investors.
By providing critical data and analysis to government policy-makers, consumer representatives,
the donor community, and other stakeholders, the database contributes to the public
debate on the private provision of infrastructure.
The site currently provides information on more than 5,000 infrastructure projects dating from 1984 to 2011 and is updated with last year’s data six months after year-end (July 2013).
It contains over 30 fields per project record, including
country, financial closure year, infrastructure services provided, type of private
participation, technology, capacity, project location, contract duration, private
sponsors, and development bank support.
This project represents the best efforts of a research team to compile publicly
available information on those projects, and should not be seen as a fully comprehensive
resource. Some projects -- particularly those involving local and small scale operators
-- tend to be omitted because they are usually not reported by major news sources,
databases, government websites, and other sources used the PPI Projects database.
For more information on how the data was compiled and the sources that were used
please see the
page and for terms and definitions see the
If you would like to contribute to the site or have any questions or comments, please
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