Infrastructure – Ugandans feel ignored

A recent study carried out by CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Multi-Stakeholder Group initiative, has revealed that Ugandans are increasingly getting concerned with the inadequate consultations especially on centrally planned public infrastructure projects, public works disrupting businesses and in some cases leading to loss of

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CoST Uganda releases national survey findings

As part the global efforts to promote transparency and accountability in the infrastructure sector, CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative undertakes studies to inform its advocacy work in the infrastructure sector. CoST Uganda commissioned this study in October 2018. The study aimed to identify key

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CoST Uganda commissions third Assurance Process on 14 national projects

The existing relationship between CoST and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has made it possible for CoST to access 14 projects to undergo the 3rd assurance process as this was one of the recommendations that were made in the 2nd

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Infrastructure Transparency goes to the youth

The CoST social accountability approach has become an eye opener for most stakeholders including the youth in higher institutions of learning. This was depicted from the recent training carried out at Kyambogo University in Kampala to engage the youth in transparency efforts through training on

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Local Governments in Uganda embrace Infrastructure Transparency through the CoST IMT

The CoST Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT) has become an essential tool for local governments as most of the district works committees, technocrats (Heads of Departments) and councilors whose role is to deliver better value infrastructure, monitor government projects testify of its usefulness. Some of the

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We shall forever be indebted to CoST – Uganda, Chief Administrative Officer, Wakiso

“CoST Uganda helped us to open our eyes to the needs of our communities, stakeholders and partners. Before CoST came to Wakiso, we were looking for avenues to best deliver on our services to the residents of Wakiso, we were making headway in a number

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The CoST effect? CoST Uganda Second Assurance Report shows marked improvement in disclosure rates

Today the 16th November 2018, CoST Uganda published its Second Assurance Report which shows rates of disclosure have increased by 29%. The report outlines that procuring entities subjected to the assurance process disclosed 62% of the CoST Infrastructure Data Standard which requires 40 data points

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CoST-bridging the Infrastructure Transparency Gap in Uganda

CoST-bridging the Infrastructure Transparency Gap in Uganda

This extract was published in the Ministry of Works and Transport Handbook, 2018; CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative is the leading global initiative improving transparency and accountability in public infrastructure. CoST works with government, industry and civil society to promote the disclosure, validation and interpretation of data from infrastructure

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Wakiso district, a growing example on the benefits of CoST!

“In Wakiso, I have seen politicians make things happen, in KIRA there was a politician called MameritoMugerwa who, regardless of one’s friendship to him or not, if things were done irregularly, he would take a stand, sometimes even demolishing property,” said Sam Mwesigwa, the district

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Kabale district leaders vow to embrace transparency in public infrastructure;

“Money acquired through dubious means is not good, that is what my deputy here usually tells me, adding that if such money found its way to him, he would not use it to pay his children’s school fees,people who swindle public funds have generally ended

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