Third Meeting of the TOSSD Task Force
Date: 24-25 January 2018
Venue: Ottawa-Canada -

The Third Meeting of the Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force was organized by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the Global Affairs Canada on 24-25 January 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. SESRIC was represented thereat by Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Researcher.

The Third Meeting of the TOSSD Task Force Meeting covered the following topics:

  • Structure of the TOSSD Reporting Instructions and draft preamble
  • Emerging draft excerpts of the TOSSD Reporting Instructions

o    The definition of TOSSD

o    Reporting principles and core statistical features

o    Scope of the TOSSD statistical system

o    Specific eligibility criteria

o    Specific methods

o    Reporting format

  • Possible options for TOSSD governance arrangements
  • Preparations for the March 2018 UN Statistical Commission session and TOSSD side event

Co-chaired by Ms. Lisa BERSALES, National Statistician of the Philippines Statistics Authority, and Mr. Laurent SARAZIN, Head of Unit for Development Financing, Effectiveness and Relations with Member States in the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, the TOSSD Task Force has the primary objective to clarify the features of the TOSSD statistical framework and develop recommendations for adjusting or improving the framework (definitions, measurement parameters and methodologies, eligibility criteria).

The current membership of the TOSSD Task Force is composed of:

  • National Statistics Offices (NSOs) of Colombia, France, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, and United Kingdom;
  • OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members from Canada, Denmark, European Union (EU), France, Japan, and United States of America (USA);
  • Partner country and non-DAC provider country representatives from Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nigeria, and Timor Leste; and
  • International agencies including Inter-American Development Bank, SESRIC, UNCTAD, UNDESA, and UNSD

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