A year of the Infrastructure Transparency Index: CoST webinar to share key insights

In December 2020 we launched the Infrastructure Transparency Index, our flagship tool providing unique actionable insight to government, private sector and civil society on the level of infrastructure transparency and processes to improve participation and accountability in national and sub-national contexts.

The tool generates a score for procuring entities of infrastructure projects as well as an overarching national score. Not only does this give stakeholders a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a country’s sector, but it incentivises the scored procuring entities to improve their performance year-on-year.

A year on we presented the results from five members who have implemented the Index in 2021 across very different settings – Costa Rica, Honduras, Uganda, Ukraine and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Members shared compelling insights from the results, presenting revelations, reasons why and how the results may influence change going forward. The event also explored how the Index results can be compared and used.

Speakers included

Maria Andrea Matamoros, Minister of Transparency & Diana Rosa, Head of M&E, CoST Honduras – Updated
Bageya Waiswa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, CoST Uganda – Updated
Matthew Kwaw-Somiah, Takoradi Technical University, CoST Sekondi Takoradi, Ghana
Nadiia Babynska – Virna, Technical Expert, CoST Ukraine
Oscar Arce Villalobos, Chamber of Architecture and Engineering Consultants, CoST Costa Rica
Evelyn Hernandez, Head of Members and Affiliates, CoST International Secretariat
Ian Hawkesworth, Senior Governance Specialist, Governance Global Practice, World Bank

Petter Matthews, Executive Director, CoST International Secretariat (Moderator)

English – Spanish interpretation provided