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Help strengthen Infrastructure Data Standards

Update: This survey is now open until 16th April.

We’re running a survey until 16th of April to help us enhance the benefits that the CoST Infrastructure Data Standard (IDS) and the Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Standard (OC4IDS) provide in supporting governments, private sector and civil society with infrastructure procurement. 

The  OC4IDS is an open data standard that builds on best practice in open data and disclosure of public procurement and infrastructure information globally. It was co-developed by CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative and the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). It has integrated into government systems in countries across the world such as Honduras, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi and Ukraine and has been endorsed by the G20.   

With the support of the World Bank Governance Global Practice in Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions and the Global Procurement Partnership Multi-Donor Trust Fund, CoST has started a process of reviewing the IDS and eventually updating the (OC4IDS) to reflect this shift in public procurement and help open-up sustainable infrastructure to public scrutiny.  

To achieve this, we need your views on the data principally relating to the sustainability, environmental, climate, economic development and social inclusive aspects of infrastructure procurement that you consider important and should be disclosed to the public.  Please take 25 minutes to complete this survey. Responses will remain anonymous, and your name will not be disclosed. The results from this survey will help us to produce an updated standard that reflects the needs of all stakeholders.  

If you’re involved in infrastructure investment – whether than be in government, private sector, civil society, academia, financial institutions, media or more – please complete, and share this survey to support our vital work on sustainability in infrastructure.