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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:

  • 91 providers provided TOSSD data for this first data collection. This includes bilateral providers (all DAC members but three, several non DAC countries), multilateral providers (the bulk of UN entities, all Multilateral Development Banks but the World Bank) and also south-south providers that did not report so far in any international statistical system on development finance (Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Nigeria).
  • All in all, the data capture approximately 50 000 activities not reported so far, representing an additional USD 76 billion in official support.
  • Under "aggregate" as a provider, the data includes two sorts of activities, as indicated in their "project descriptions":

    • "Estimated data gaps: semi aggregates": data gaps linked to providers reporting to the OECD DAC (Creditor Reporting System) but not to TOSSD have been estimated to facilitate the use and interpretation of TOSSD data (i.e. for Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and the World Bank). These data amount to USD 62 billion in total.
    • "Other Official Flows: semi-aggregates" – For these officially-supported activities (export credits and non-concessional flows), there are confidentiality restrictions (in total, these data amount to USD 14 billion)
  • Data on the amounts mobilised from the private sector are partially disclosed, for provider countries only. Mobilisation data reported by multilateral development banks are subject to confidential regime pending agreement on the appropriate level of aggregation in public disclosure.

  • The "source name" indicates the source of the data.
    • "TOSSD": activities reported to TOSSD only
    • "CRS-TOSSD": activities reported to both CRS and TOSSD
    • "CRS data used as proxy": activities for reporters that were not able to carry out a special TOSSD reporting exercise this year, but that requested their CRS data to be shown in TOSSD for 2019 data, as a proxy.
    • "TOSSD estimate": non-ODA share of contributions to multilateral organisations in support of SDGs (Pillar II).
    • "Estimated data gaps": data gaps linked to providers reporting to the OECD DAC (Creditor Reporting System) but not to TOSSD have been estimated to facilitate the use and interpretation of TOSSD data (see above).

 

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.

  • Click on the button “Apply selection” to showcase the data selected.
  • Click on the button "Action" then “see my selection” to showcase your selection.  The text can be copied and pasted in another document for reference.
  • In the "Action" menu, click on “Reset all filters” to reset your selection.

2.  Explore the different tabs, showcasing data, by pillar, by sector, by recipient.

  • By pillar – by default showcases the absolute amount for Pillar I, Pillar II and mobilisation.
  • By sector – by default showcases the absolute amount by sector, under two alternate sector classifications.
  • By recipient – by default showcases the absolute amount by recipient in descending order.

When displaying the charts please note that

  • Pillar I, Pillar II and Mobilisation can be selected or deselected on the fly clicking on the legend on top of the chart.




•    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:

  • SDG data are presented exclusively as shares, and not in absolute amounts.
  • SDG data are presented only for Pillar I and Pillar II, and not for mobilisation.

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.

 

For any question/comment related to TOSSD, the visualisation tool or the TOSSD data, please reach out to the TOSSD International Task Force Secretariat at tossd.contact@oecd.org