Local Governments in Uganda embrace Infrastructure Transparency through the CoST IMT

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

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;

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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Arua RDC calls upon stakeholders to embrace joint Infrastructure Monitoring using the CoST Infrastructure Monitoring Tool;

Transparency begins from the planning stages. When there are projects, they are advertised. “The procurement process goes on in a transparent manner. I have two local government’s under me, that is the district and the municipal council, they run their different projects, when it comes

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CoST Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT) destined to strengthen Mbale District Integrity Promotion Forum (DIPF) work

CoST Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT) destined to strengthen Mbale District Integrity Promotion Forum (DIPF) work

“Today we are in a training organised by CoST-Uganda in partnership with the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity (DEI), the infrastructure transparency initiative. CoST is in a partnership with the government of Uganda to improve the delivery of infrastructure projects in Uganda. We have decided

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Building impact from the bottom up: the Wakiso District story

Building impact from the bottom up: the Wakiso District story

  In 2017 CoST Uganda began engagement with Wakiso District as part of its assurance process assessing data disclosure on the repair of a major road, Namasuba-Ndejje-Kitiko alongside other infrastructure projects in Uganda. In this blog, CoST Regional Manager for Africa, Olive Kabatwairwe reflects on Wakiso’s journey to enabling infrastructure transparency

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CoST Uganda unveils the Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT)

CoST Uganda unveils the Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT)

  CoST Uganda Multi-Stakeholder Group is privileged to present to the nation an infrastructure transparency monitoring Tool abridged from the CoST Infrastructure Data Standard. The main objective of the tool is; to build the interest of the public to actively participate, and engage in the

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Disclosure session with Procurement Entities reveals need for more trainings on transparency

Disclosure session with Procurement Entities reveals need for more trainings on transparency

Open knowledge of how taxpayers’ money is disbursed is crucial to the development of every society. It is the interest of both the government and the governed to promote the understanding of procurement processes, contract award processes; contract cost, bidders’ information and who monitors the

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