Stakeholders – Get Involved

CoST UgandaCoST provides a number of different opportunities for you to participate. The ‘Multi-Stakeholder Groups’ or ‘MSGs’ provide a neutral and constructive space for representatives from government, private sector and civil society to work together to achieve CoST’s goals.

The multi-stakeholder approach is voluntary – stakeholders join out of their own choice, and action is motivated by cooperation. Consensus-based decision making processes are used to reach solutions to conflicting interests and ensure joint agreement on outcomes. The multi-stakeholder approach empowers all stakeholders through balanced representation, effective communication, objective credibility and targeted conflict management.

Each Multi-Stakeholder Group has a key role in ensuring that CoST is a success within a participating country. Thus if you work in government, the private sector or civil society you could potentially have an important roles such as a representative on the Multi-Stakeholder Group or as CoST ambassador within your organization. Please click on the relevant tab above to find out more.

A Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) provides a neutral forum for key stakeholders to pursue shared objectives to improve the value, efficiency and effectiveness of investment in public infrastructure. MSGs build the gap between the citizens and service delivery centers, the norm of blames are addressed by such engagements. The participation of the three Multi-Stakeholder Group is built on the following incentives;

  • The Private Sector is driven by a belief that transparency can improve competition and provide them with a fairer opportunity to compete for work and contribute towards developing local market capacity.
  • The Civil society interest is driven by the potential improvements in infrastructures services, value for money, and the avoidance of misuse of funds.
  • Government Ministries, agencies and departments join CoST because they know that the up-front investment of time and resources that are required to establish the programme are likely to be exceeded by the cost savings that result from improvements in efficiency and reductions in corruption.

If you believe your country could benefit from Joining CoST, please see our guidance on how you can go about this. If you are employed by a private sector company, or employed or volunteer for a civil society organisation, you can get involved by becoming a CoST Supporter