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World Economic Forum
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Caroline Visser
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Finances & Economics
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)

Benchmarking National Attractiveness for Private Investment in Latin American Infrastructure

This report of the World Economic Forum focuses on the national environments conducive to private investment in infrastructure in twelve Latin American countries. Apart from providing a comparative Infrastructure Private Investment Attractiveness Index (IPAI), it also shows where the largest infrastructure gaps in road, air transportation, ports and electricity infrastructure are to be overcome. The institutions, factors and policies determining the IPAI score are grouped in eight pillars: national macro economic environment; legal framework (rule of law), including the regulatory efficiency, public ethics and effectiveness of dispute settlement procedures; political risk; ease of access to information; sophistication and development of financial market enablers for infrastructure financing; track record of various types of private investment in infrastructure and government readiness to facilitate private investment. Chile performs best in the IPAI whereas Bolivia is ranked lowest.