Matters of Scale - Private Investment flows and returns

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Global stock investments in the developing world, at their all-time high in 1996
46000000000
Global sales of miniature plastic Darth Vader, Superman, and other movie or cartoon character toys
70000000000
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Total "green investment" funding for about 100 projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable forestry, etc. financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Environmental Facility
16500000
Sale of the movie "Jurassic Park" outside the United States, as of 1993
500000000
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Number of households to receive financing for solar photovoltaic electricity through a World Bank loan to Indonesia
200000
Number of households receiving the rock-and-roll network MTV outside the United States
190000000
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Number of television producers who came to buy programs at Europe's annual programming convention in 1963, when most channels were state-owned and non-commercial
327
Number of television producers who came to buy programs at the same convention in 1993, after privatization and heavy investment by multinational media companies
8000
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Amount Merck & Co. paid Costa Rica's National Trust of Biodiversity for access to the country's biological assets in 1991
1350000
Amount Warner Brothers received in overseas sales of TV programs in 1991
100000000
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Sources: Stock investments: World Bank; plastic toy sales: Investors Business Daily IFC and GEF funding: Hilary F. French, Worldwatch Institute; Jurassic Park and MTV sales, European TV program purchases, and Warner Brothers TV sales: Ken Auletta, "TV's New Gold Rush," New Yorker, December 13, 1993; Photovoltaic financing: Christopher Flavin, Worldwatch Institute.