Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) investment in H1 2019, which stood at US$49.8 billion across 175 projects, marked an increase of 14 percent from H1 2018 levels. Investment levels in H1 2019 were higher than the five-year H1 average at US$42.2 billion.
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Total investment commitments in MSW Sector with private participation in emerging market and developing economies in the last ten years (2009-2018) totals US$2.87 billion across 353 transactions, which accounts for 2 percent of global investment in PPI.
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The report looks at data from state-owned enterprise and public projects and compares it to data on private participation in infrastructure.
PPI investment in H1 2018, which stood at US$43.5 billion across 164 projects, marked an increase of seven percent from H1 2017 levels, but it is still 13 percent lower than the 10-year H1 average investment level.
Each year we analyze the PPI data based on current themes. For 2017, we decided to take a closer look at how each of the sectors have fared in attracting private investments. Click on sector to read more on that sector.
PPI investments in IDA countries (i.e. countries with less than per capita income of US$1,165) totaled US$7.9 billion across 35 projects in 17 countries in 2017, compared to US$2.9 billion in 2016 across 18 projects in 10 countries.
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Current levels of institutional investor activity in new infrastructure deals are quite low at only 0.7% of total private participation in infrastructure investment in EMDEs. From 2011 to the first half of 2017, 41 projects received institutional investor contribution.
After 2010, favorable government policies led to a surge of low-carbon projects. The percentage of low-carbon projects receiving government support grew from 3% before 2010 to 51% afterwards. The distribution of new project investments shifted in favor of low-carbon—prior to 2010, distribution was even, but after 2010, the number of new low-carbon PPI projects (1,915) was more than double that of conventional ones (815).