Banque Mondiale / World Bank (44 pages).
The recovery of private sector investments in infrastructure (also called private participation in infrastructure [PPI]), which began after the COVID-19 pandemic, has continued into 2022. In total, private sector investment commitments reached US$91.7 billion across 263 projects, equivalent to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of all low- and middle-income countries. This represents a continued recovery towards pre-pandemic levels, with total commitments in 2022 surpassing the previous five-year average (2017-2021) by 4 percent.
Nevertheless, the total number of PPI projects in the region has declined to 263, indicating a reduction from the pre-pandemic level of 300 projects.
Most regions—except for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) — recorded significant improvements in PPI compared to the previous year. Although SSA saw relatively lower PPI investment commitments compared to 2021, it achieved a noteworthy milestone of having 19 countries with PPI investment transactions, the highest recorded number in the database’s history.