The Total Official Support for 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 of developing countries.
It monitors 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.
TOSSD has been 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. For more information on TOSSD, and access to all documents produced, please visit the main site TOSSD.org.
The visualisation tool presents the data from the first TOSSD data collection for the year 2019. A Survey was conducted in 2019 on 2017 data to test the feasibility of collecting data on TOSSD; the Survey data are stored separately given their exploratory and preliminary nature, see the Survey data on TOSSD.org.
TOSSD data includes two Pillars. Pillar I is dedicated to track cross-border flows to developing countries, while pillar II tracks support to international public goods. In addition, amounts mobilised from the private sector are shown separately. To know more about TOSSD classifications and methodology, please consult the TOSSD Reporting Instructions and the TOSSD code list available on TOSSD.org.
Notes on the 2019 TOSSD data:
Under "aggregate" as a provider, the data includes two sorts of activities, as indicated in their "project descriptions":
Data on the amounts mobilised from the private sector are partially disclosed for confidentiality reasons. More restrictive confidential regimes apply to mobilisation data reported in TOSSD by multilateral development banks, following specific instructions included in data-sharing agreements.
The TOSSD data visualisation tool permits to access the data in a powerful, yet easy to use, manner. Users can filter the data, produce alternate visualisation options, download charts, and export the activity level data with all the available details.
The tool presents data in absolute values for Pillar I, Pillar II and mobilisation. When the SDG filter is enabled, data are presented as shares, and only Pillar I and Pillar II data are displayed.
To query the data, please follow these steps:
1. Make a selection under each filter: pillar and/or recipient and/or sector.
2. Explore the different tabs, showcasing data, by pillar, by sector, by recipient.
When displaying the charts please note that
• Alternative charts and export options can be selected by clicking on the right side menu
3. “Browse and Export activities” to access the detailed list of activities
The list of activities appears on the screen, and can be downloaded ("export results") in Excel or other formats. All respondents provided data at activity level for most parts of their reporting. However, a number of activities are disseminated in a semi-aggregate form at this stage, pending confirmation by providers on the level of disclosure.
Special note on the SDG visualization.
SDG: To activate the SDG visualisation you need to click on the “By SDG” tab in the data visualisation frame. This will also enable an SDG filter in the top row.
Once the SDG visualisation is enabled, users can filter data by SDG, and access charts by pillars, by sectors, by ISIC, by Recipient. Please note that:
When the SDG goals and targets tab is selected, an overall view of the shares of TOSSD attributed to each SDG is shown (be sure that all SDGs are selected in the SDG filter).
The chart shows the share of TOSSD attributed to each SDG. Furthermore each column indicates the share of activities allocated exclusively to one SDG (darker shade), and the share of activities allocated to multiple SDGs (lighter shade).
By clicking on any of the SDG bars, the related visualisation by target is shown, showing the shares for each target, and the shares assigned at the goal level. These shares are also shown with a darker shade if exclusively allocated to one target, and with a lighter shade if allocated to multiple targets.