Country Overview
Slovenia’s infrastructure governance systems rank among the best for countries in InfraCompass 2020. The introduction of a national infrastructure plan since InfraCompass2017 has also helped substantially improve project planning, which, in turn, helps inform suppliers of prospective projects and opportunities ahead of time. Combined with Slovenia’s high quality procurement processes and regulatory frameworks, this encourages competition among suppliers and improves value for money. Despite low levels of private investment, Slovenia’s strong funding capacity and the significant value of foreign equity sponsorship have kept infrastructure activity high, albeit at lower levels than those reported in InfraCompass2017. To encourage greater private investment to help keep activity high, Slovenia should look to improve the quality of its financial markets.
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GDP per capita
26,170 USD
Population
2.1 million persons
Infrastructure quality
78.1 (0-100 best)
Private infrastructure investment
115.4 5-year average, USD millions

Driver Overview

This section shows a country’s rank, ranking change and score for each of the eight drivers. It also categorises each country’s driver performance on a scale from “Emerging” (score from 0-20) to “Global Leader” (score from 80-100).

Driver
Rank
Score /100
Emerging Aspiring Contender Top performer Global Leader
- No ranking change Ranking increase Ranking decrease

Rank

Score /100

Best practice

7
1
80.2
Global Leader
35
7
61.2
Contender
30
8
76.8
Top performer
22
19
92.1
Top performer
14
5
91.2
Global Leader
24
9
42.2
Top performer
22
6
52.8
Top performer
51
5
27.9
Aspiring

Metric Overview

Strengths

Cost to start a business

According to the World Bank, there are no costs associated with starting a business in Slovenia, easing the entry of new firms.

Transparency in public procurement

Slovenia’s public procurement notices are made available online and tender documents transparently detail procurement procedures. The transparency of the process encourages more participation and competition, which can drive value for money.

Value of close infrastructure deals with foreign equity sponsorship

Slovenia has the highest value of closed infrastructure deals with foreign equity sponsorship of High Income Countries at 0.4%. Significant investment opportunities for foreign equity may reduce financing costs, although the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment remain unknown.

Cost to start a business

According to the World Bank, there are no costs associated with starting a business in Slovenia, easing the entry of new firms.

Transparency in public procurement

Slovenia’s public procurement notices are made available online and tender documents transparently detail procurement procedures. The transparency of the process encourages more participation and competition, which can drive value for money.

Value of close infrastructure deals with foreign equity sponsorship

Slovenia has the highest value of closed infrastructure deals with foreign equity sponsorship of High Income Countries at 0.4%. Significant investment opportunities for foreign equity may reduce financing costs, although the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment remain unknown.

Top Performing Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

High income country average

Opportunities to Grow

Private infrastructure investment

In Slovenia, private infrastructure investment over the last five years is among the lowest in High Income Countries. A lack of private investment could reflect low investor confidence, which the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may yet lower further.

Stocks traded

The total value of stocks traded in Slovenia amounts to 0.6% of GDP, a fraction of the High Income Countries’ average of 43%. As this indicator measures the liquidity of equities, it is important to infrastructure investors to know they can exit investments at appropriate points.

Long term GDP growth trend

Slovenia’s long-term GDP growth trend increased to 1.8%, below the average of 1.9% for High Income Countries. Long-term growth rates signal a country’s capacity to fund infrastructure from future growth. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic may impact GDP growth trends.

Private infrastructure investment

In Slovenia, private infrastructure investment over the last five years is among the lowest in High Income Countries. A lack of private investment could reflect low investor confidence, which the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may yet lower further.

Stocks traded

The total value of stocks traded in Slovenia amounts to 0.6% of GDP, a fraction of the High Income Countries’ average of 43%. As this indicator measures the liquidity of equities, it is important to infrastructure investors to know they can exit investments at appropriate points.

Long term GDP growth trend

Slovenia’s long-term GDP growth trend increased to 1.8%, below the average of 1.9% for High Income Countries. Long-term growth rates signal a country’s capacity to fund infrastructure from future growth. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic may impact GDP growth trends.

Metrics to Improve

Metrics to Improve

This is defined by the metrics with the lowest weighted score out of 100, such that these metrics would have the greatest impact on the overall score.

For metrics that have binary outcomes (yes=100/no=0), no comparative income group average is reported.

High income country average

Financial markets:
Stocks traded

Funding capacity:
Long term GDP growth trend

Detailed Data

This section shows country data for each of the 41 metrics. The figures in brackets denote the change in score since InfraCompass 2017. 

Note that all data has been normalised on a scale of 1-100. For raw metric data, please download the complete InfraCompass 2020 dataset. 

Where relevant, some metric scores have been inverted, such that all metrics have positive relationships with good infrastructure outcomes. For example, since lower compliance costs make it easier to invest in infrastructure, the normalised value of ‘number of procedures to start a business’ has been reversed such that lower number of procedures are scored closer to 100, and higher numbers closer to 0. In other words, a score of 0 indicates a poor performance, rather than 0 number of procedures.

Governance Regulatory Permits Planning Procurement Activity Funding Financial
Driver
Rank
Score /100
Emerging Aspiring Contender Top performer Global Leader
- No ranking change Ranking increase Ranking decrease

Metric

Slovenia

High Income Countries Average

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28.2%

Recovery rate

The recovery rate is recorded as cents on the dollar recovered by secured creditors through reorganisation, liquidation or debt enforcement (foreclosure or receivership) proceedings.

90.0 (+0.8)
68.3

20.7%

Rule of law

World Governance Composite Indicator reflecting perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence. The rule of law reflects whether the law imposes limits of power on the state, private sector and individuals.

71.2 (-0.5)
74.3

18.1%

Post-completion reviews

Whether the country conducts post-completion reviews on infrastructure projects to ensure the forecast outcomes are being achieved.

Yes
-

15.1%

Shareholder governance

Measures the governance practices that protect shareholders through three dimensions: the extent of shareholder rights index (shareholders’ rights and role in major corporate decisions), the extent of ownership and control index (governance safeguards protecting shareholders from undue board control and entrenchment), and the extent of corporate transparency index (corporate transparency on ownership stakes).

56.7
48.1

12.8%

Political stability and absence of violence score

Measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism. Estimate gives the country's score on the aggregate indicator, in units of a standard normal distribution i.e. ranging from approximately -2.5 to 2.5.

65.2 (-1.3)
61.9

5%

Infrastructure or PPP agency

Whether an infrastructure agency exists to coordinate an integrated approach to infrastructure delivery and policy.

Yes
-

Slovenia

High Income Countries Average

90.0 (+0.8)
68.3
71.2 (-0.5)
74.3
Yes
-
56.7
48.1
65.2 (-1.3)
61.9
Yes
-

Country Overview Data

Slovenia’s infrastructure governance systems rank among the best for countries in InfraCompass 2020. The introduction of a national infrastructure plan since InfraCompass2017 has also helped substantially improve project planning, which, in turn, helps inform suppliers of prospective projects and opportunities ahead of time. Combined with Slovenia’s high quality procurement processes and regulatory frameworks, this encourages competition among suppliers and improves value for money. Despite low levels of private investment, Slovenia’s strong funding capacity and the significant value of foreign equity sponsorship have kept infrastructure activity high, albeit at lower levels than those reported in InfraCompass2017. To encourage greater private investment to help keep activity high, Slovenia should look to improve the quality of its financial markets.
GDP per capita

26,170 USD

Population

2.1 million persons

Infrastructure quality

78.1 (0-100 best)

Private infrastructure investment

115.4 5-year average, USD millions

GDP

54.2 USD billion

GDP growth rate

2.9%

GDP per capita growth rate

0.1%

Gini coefficient

25.4 (0-100 worst)

Gross Government Debt

67.0% of GDP

Inflation rate

1.8%

Summary credit rating

75.0 (0-100 best)

Unemployment rate

5.5%

Urbanisation ratio

55.0% of total population

Road connectivity

74.3 (0-100 best)

Quality of road infrastructure

4.9 (1-7 best)

Efficiency of train services

3.1 (1-7 best)

Efficiency of air transport services

4.6 (1-7 best)

Efficiency of seaport services

4.7 (1-7 best)

Electricity access

100.0% of population

Electricity supply quality

5.7% of output lost

Exposure to unsafe drinking water

2.4% of population

Reliability of water supply

6.6 (1-7 best)

Digital Adoption Index

0.7 (0-1 best)

Mobile-broadband subscriptions

77.7 per 100 population

Fixed-broadband Internet subscriptions

29.5 per 100 population