Financing trends 2016 – Private Sector Financing

The value of projects with private sector participation reaching financial close in 2016, as recorded in the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) project database* was $3.6bn, of which $2.6bn (70.6%) was private capital. 

This is a significant decrease on the $8.5bn recorded in 2015, of which $7.4bn was private capital. It is also lower than in 2014 ($5.1bn), and substantially below figures recorded in both 2013 and 2012, which totalled $8.8bn and $8.7bn, respectively. The 12 projects that reached financial close in 2016 are limited to the energy (10) and transport (2) sectors.

Private sector financing by region

Private sector financing by sector

*The Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) project database, a product of the World Bank's Public Private Partnership Group, was used for project identification.  It remains a benchmark for measuring trends in private investments in the continent’s infrastructure development.

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