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CoST, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative, is an international initiative whose main objective is to increase transparency and accountability in the planning, execution and implementation of construction projects, through the disclosure of the CoST Data Standard. In Guatemala, data on public works is dispersed on various platforms, is limited and does not fit the OCDS standard. In addition, there are high levels of corruption, and budgets are not used efficiently, reducing their impact. In addition, communities do not participate in the planning of public works, have precarious social and productive infrastructure, and do not have confidence in the State.