A new international statistical framework for monitoring official resources, and private finance mobilised by official interventions, in support of sustainable development.
TOSSD is a new international statistical framework for monitoring official resources and private finance mobilised by official interventions in support of sustainable development. It is designed to monitor both cross-border resources (Pillar I) and support to international public goods and global challenges (Pillar II). TOSSD includes both concessional and non-concessional support, from multilateral and bilateral finance providers, including South-South and triangular co-operation providers.
The TOSSD concept first emerged in 2014 based on the recognition that international statistics needed to reflect the new development finance landscape characterised by the emergence of new actors (e.g. emerging providers, the private sector), new financial instruments used in development co-operation (e.g. guarantees), and a greater focus on sustainable development. The international community called for the development of TOSSD in an “open, inclusive and transparent manner” in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (paragraph 55) in July 2015.
TOSSD is being developed by an International Task Force of experts from provider countries (north and south), recipient countries and multilateral organisations, in consultation with Civil Society Organisations and other relevant stakeholders. A series of country and thematic pilot studies are carried out to test the methodology and adjust it to the information needs of recipient countries. The OECD serves as the Secretariat to the Task Force. All documents discussed by the Task Force are available on the TOSSD Task Force web page.