This section of the website provides a one-stop shop for information and resources which are of use to those interested in learning about CoST, its design, content, implementation and results.

The resources provided below are of relevance to donors, government, private sector and civil society stakeholders; as well as researchers, the media and those interested in bringing CoST to their own country. 

More information, templates, and examples can be obtained from the International Secretariat.



About CoST

CoST Programme Summary   French   Spanish

CoST Factsheet             

CoST Operational Policies and Procedures 

CoST Business Plan

CoST Business Plan - Executive Summary

Briefing Notes Briefing Note 1 - Financing for development and infrastructure investment  

Guidance Notes          

Guidance Note 1: Impact stories   French   Spanish

Guidance Note 2 Joining CoST   French   Spanish

Guidance Note 3: Developing an Implementation Plan   Spanish

Guidance Note 4: Establishing an MSG and National Secretariat   Spanish

Guidance Note 5: Scoping Study   Spanish

Guidance Note 6: Designing a Disclosure Process   Spanish

Guidance Note 7: Designing an Assurance Process   Spanish

Guidance Note 8: CoST and the Open Government Partnership 


Letter of Application Template for Joining CoST

CoST Implementation Plan template

Template 1: MoU between MSG and a Procuring Entity 

Country programme job descriptions  

CoST Infrastructure Data Standard


Date Published: 9 December 2013
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