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 of infrastructure project data. It validates and makes this data easy to understand through an assurance process and ensures this information reaches citizens. This helps to empower citizens to demand better infrastructure and hold decision makers to account.
Our work in Malawi demonstrates how resilient multi-stakeholder working with strong citizen participation advances infrastructure transparency and accountability in a challenging environment. This case study shines light on some of the success factors and lessons learned.