CoST to scale-up to
CoST aims to scale-up to 22 countries by December 2016. This
growth is a key objective of CoST’s recently published Business
The Business Plan aims to establish 14 new national
programmes over the next 3 years as well as strengthening the technical
capacity and increasing the effectiveness of the 8 former pilot countries.
Since the launch of the Global Programme in late 2012, El Salvador,
Afghanistan, Uganda and the Ukraine have all joined CoST with more set to join
The Business Plan also aims to build the capacity of the
International Secretariat and the Board to implement and govern the CoST
programme and provide support to national programmes.
Executive Director Petter Matthews said: “This plan
demonstrates how CoST can be effectively scaled-up in the medium term and the
benefits of increased transparency and accountability extended to more
countries. We will be using it as the basis for discussions with potential
financial supporters in the coming months.”