World Bank Group Support to Public-Private Partnerships

Lessons from Experience in Client Countries, FY02-12

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have seen a rise in the last two decades and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing about 15–20 percent of total infrastructure investment. Nonetheless, most developing countries—and the World Bank Group itself in its latest strategy A Stronger, Connected Solutions World Bank Group—continue to see significant potential and need for expanded use of PPPs to help overcome inadequate infrastructure, which constrains economic growth.