The report looks at data from state-owned enterprise and public projects and compares it to data on private participation in infrastructure.
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 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.
Investment commitments involving private participation in low and middle-income countries for energy, transport and water infrastructure totaled US$93.3 billion across 305 projects in 2017. While this is a 37 percent increase over 2016 level, it is still the second-lowest level of investment in the past 10 years and is 15 percent lower than the averages of the past five years.
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).
Over 85 publications draw their analyses from the PPI Database and these have been categorized by sector, region, and themes. With the click of a button, a vast resource of information on infrastructure investments is now accessible to all.