Should governments “commission” incomplete projects?

Should governments “commission” incomplete projects?

Should projects be “commissioned” so that the “Powers that be” should unveil to the public, take snapshots; enjoy the lighting, rides and etcetera on “risky incomplete infrastructure” There is not much scholarly or practical literature regarding this topic. In this article, I take the bother

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More districts increase budget for Infrastructure Monitoring

More districts increase budget for Infrastructure Monitoring

During the training, the Arua District Integrity Promotion Forum members explained the challenges limiting infrastructure transparency and monitoring as follows: The district is affected by budget constraints for monitoring but advised to combine departmental monitoring for the DIPF until the new circular for budgeting is

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Mwiri access road comes at a huge cost on local citizens!

Mwiri access road comes at a huge cost on local citizens!

At the centenary celebrations held in 2011, the old students of the Busoga College, Mwiri school asked President Yoweri Museveni, who had presided over as the chief guest, to help pave the road, this presidential pledge was realized in July 2018 and the work should

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CoST Uganda releases national survey findings

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

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

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

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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