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 Factsheet   French   Spanish

CoST Business Plan 2017-2020

CoST Success Stories   French   Spanish

10 Things to Know About CoST 2015            

CoST Operational Policies and Procedures

Case Studies CoST Ukraine Case Study   Ukrainian  

Scoping Studies 

Indonesia Country Study

Malaysia Country Study

Thailand Country Study

Argentina Country Case Study | Argentina Country Case Study Executive Summary [Spanish]

Guidance Notes          

Guidance Note 1: Impact stories (please refer to CoST Success Stories)

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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