BRI Regional Transparency
BRI Monitor research uses the Infrastructure Data Standards (IDS) for proactive disclosure developed by the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) to assess the transparency level of each case study. The standard requires the disclosure of 38 data points in five key stages of the infrastructure project cycle: identification, preparation, procurement, implementation, and completion. To capture different practices, qualities and levels of transparency, researchers are asked to answer six related questions for each data point. A score of 1 will be assigned if the answer is “yes”. Each data point will, therefore, have a score between 0-6, where “0” means no information available (not transparent) and “6” means full transparency.