Construction Sector Transparency Initiative – Ethiopia

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative - Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Focal Point: Haileyesus Meseret, Ethiopia and Regional Adviser
Tel: +251 1 155 09241

Mission and vision

Vision: CoST – Ethiopia aspires to see disclosure and transparency being a norm in all procuring entities of Ethiopia that ensures (contributes to) value for money by 2025.

The objective of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative – Ethiopia (CoST – Ethiopia) is to improve Value for Money spent on public infrastructure by increasing transparency in the delivery of construction projects.

Mission: Ensuring disclosure by building the capacity of procuring entities and other stakeholders; putting in place a clear disclosure system; awareness creation and expanding outreach; enhancing project disclosure; assuring quality of the disclosed information; and creating multi stakeholders dialogue forums.

General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area

CoST – Ethiopia is striving to meet its objectives by: introducing disclosure of key projects’ information on government financed infrastructure projects and working towards making transparency a norm in all Government Procuring Entities. CoST – Ethiopia strives towards this by exploiting the prevailing legal provisions (and demanding more to come) and filling gaps of the implementing agencies via, mainly, capacity building.

The targeted beneficiary is the public at large as CoST – Ethiopia is addressing Government financed infrastructure projects.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC

We have just started working formally with UNCAC following the Regional meeting held in Nairobi.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC

CoST – Ethiopia has taken part in the review (of Draft Country Review Report of Ethiopia) made by Togo and Malta, for the review cycle 2010 – 2015. CoST – Ethiopia has attended the review session and reflects its opinion.

We will sign MoUs with Addis Ababa City Roads Authority and Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority on th peossible areas of cooperation relating to incorporating a system of disclosure in their procurement process.

The exact dates are not precisely known as they depend on approval of fund and effectiveness of the lobbying work.

If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where

I participated in the multi-stakeholder workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism, which was held from 17 to 20 February 2015 at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis-Ababa. Ethiopia.

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