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Private participation in infrastructure (PPI) annual report 2017 (English)

This report describes Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) as indicated in the Private Participation in Infrastructure Database. The database records investment information for infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries globally. In 2017, East Asia and Pacific (EAP) accounted for more than half of total PPI investment and, for the first time, overtook Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Fifty-two countries received PPI investments in 2017, which was a significant increase over the 2016 level of 37 countries, and the past five-year average of 41 countries. Barring Mexico, for which the share of commercial financing was 63 percent, the share of commercial financing in the other top five investment destinations was quite low. Egypt had an unprecedented number of projects, while Brazil, Colombia, and Turkey saw a sharp drop in their totals. In Egypt, the number of projects shot up from two in 2016 to 25 in 2017. Investments in IDA countries reached 8.5 percent of global investments in 2017 compared to 4.3 percent in 2016. Energy continues to dominate sectoral investments, but transport investments doubled, with three railway megaprojects. The newly introduced ICT backbone also saw a sharp increase. Investments in renewable energy continued to increase in 2017 but the share of electricity generation dropped due to coal megaprojects in Indonesia. Government support to PPI projects increased from 94 projects in 2016 to 135 in 2017. This upward turn correlates positively with an increase in government support for projects, signifying the important role that government policy plays in encouraging private participation.


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    Saha,Deblina, Hong,Seong Ho, Shao,Alex, Modi,Akhilesh, Zemlytska,Iuliia

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    Private participation in infrastructure (PPI) annual report 2017

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Saha,Deblina Hong,Seong Ho Shao,Alex Modi,Akhilesh Zemlytska,Iuliia

Private participation in infrastructure (PPI) annual report 2017 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.