Today 17th June 2021, CoST Uganda is pleased to commission its first Infrastructure Transparency Index (ITI). The Index will run for a period of two months across 30 pilot Procuring and Disclosing Entities, sampling 60 Public infrastructure projects from the pilot entities. Stakeholders and especially the PDEs in the inaugural ITI are encouraged to embrace this intervention.
CoST has developed the Infrastructure Transparency Index (ITI) as a national or sub-national evaluation instrument to measure levels of infrastructure transparency and the quality of the associated processes that improve participation and accountability. It will help stakeholders from government, the private sector and civil society understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of transparency, participation and accountability within the sector.
The objectives of the Infrastructure Transparency Index include;
To assess the level of transparency and accountability in the public infrastructure sector over time.
To assess the state of infrastructure transparency and the capacity to improve transparency among PDEs.
To track and encourage progress and facilitate peer learning, while helping to hold PDEs to account in providing quality infrastructure.
To raise awareness of transparency at the national and international level, building on existing data standards such as the Infrastructure Data Standard (IDS) and the Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Standard (OC4IDS)
We invite PDEs and all stakeholders to embrace the index development process, by actively promoting and participating in the evaluation process, providing responses to the online survey – self assessment interviews to inform completion of the index and implementing recommendations that will result from this process.