Skip Navigation Links
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Publications > Telecommunications
Last data update: June, 2015


Since its creation, the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Project Database has been the main information source for trends in private participation in infrastructure in developing economies and for a large number of publications. These reading lists contain the publications based primarily on information provided by the PPI Project Database. 
Skip Navigation Links
Key Studies
  Water and sewerage   

Private Telecom Projects - Private Activity Down 15 Percent in 2003
Author: Ada Karina Izaguirre
Source: Public Policy Journal No. 288, the World Bank, April 2005.
Drawing on the World Bank's Private Participation in Infrastructure Project Database, this Note reviews developments in the telecommunications sector in 2003. Data for the year show that investment in projects with private participation was back to 1996 levels. Two regions - the Middle East and North Africa and Europe and Central Asia - saw private activity grow in 2003. And developing country companies were the most active sponsors.

Private Participation in Telecommunications - Recent Trends
Author: Ada Karina Izaguirre
Source: Public Policy Journal No. 204, the World Bank, December 1999.
More than ninety developing economies opened their telecommunications sector to private participation between 1990 and 1998. These countries transferred to the private sector the operating or construction risk, or both, of more than 500 projects, attracting investment commitments of US$214 billion. Two-thirds of that amount has been invested in expanding and modernizing networks; the other third has gone to governments as divestiture revenues or license fees. The investment shows three main trends: Latin America is in the lead. Private participation takes place in increasingly competitive market structures. And divestitures and greenfield projects outnumber operations and management contracts.
Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database, Mailstop MC4 419, 1818 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20433
© The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved.   Legal