The Central Asia region has shown a positive evolution in the field of public-private partnerships (PPP projects) in the last years.
Since 2012, some countries like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic or Tajikistan have implemented PPP laws in order to provide guidance with planning and implementation processes. Other countries, like Georgia or Pakistan, have also elaborated different plans to promote the development of the sector. These actions show the support of the governments for private investment in infrastructure.
Although PPP projects are still emerging throughout the region, there’s an increasing interest for infrastructure development. In 2019 investment in PPP projects increased to USD 2.6 billion, from USD 1.7 billion in 2018 and USD 2.5 billion in 2017.