Indonesia’s perspective on Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD)
This Working Paper presents the perspective of Indonesia on the concept of total official
support for sustainable development (TOSSD), the extent of TOSSD resources provided
by Indonesia and the capacity of the government to report on these resources. Indonesia
broadly supported TOSSD as a relevant measure for monitoring SDG implementation and
proposed some adjustments to the TOSSD methodology.
Estimates for TOSSD provided by Indonesia in 2017 amount to USD 6 376 million, with
USD 16 million for Pillar I (cross-border flows to other developing countries) and
USD 6 360 million for Pillar II (contributions to international public goods). For
Indonesia, activities recorded in TOSSD should not only be assessed in financial terms,
but also in terms of their sustainable development impact. This pilot study attests
to Indonesia’s strong capacity to report on TOSSD Pillar I, but finds that tracking
could be improved for a wider range of resources. The country also has the capacity
to report on Pillar II.