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Infrastructure Transparency Initiative-Afghanistan

CoST-the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative in an international initiative aimed to strengthen transparency and accountability in publicly funded projects by disclosure of information. The initiative works with government, private sector and civil society to promote the disclosure, validation and interpretation of data from infrastructure projects. This helps to inform and empower citizens and enables them to hold decision-makers to account. CoST experience indicates that Informed citizens and responsive public institutions help drive reforms that reduce mismanagement, inefficiency, corruption and the risks posed to the public from poor quality infrastructure. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan joined the CoST initiative in October 2013 through Ministry of Economy and officially start in 2016. Afterward, the initiative has tried to encourage and inspire the government of Afghanistan procurement entities to disclose the information of public infrastructure projects based on CoST IDS and engage public to the process. therefore, CoST signed MoUs with 12 entities and as a result information of 4315 projects are disclosed.

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CoST- the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative – Afghanistan has 4 core features: Disclosure, Assurance, Multi-stakeholder Group and Social Accountability


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280.1 M USD

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Latest Publications:

CoST Afghanistan Safeguarding Policy

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CoST Afghanistan Newsletter – April 2020

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2nd Assurance Report Info-graphic

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2nd Assurance Report, Nov 2019

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CoST Core Features

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2nd Assurance Report, Nov 2019

November 27, 2019
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First Assurance Report, Nov 2018

October 17, 2017
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Government, Private Sector and Civil Society