SESRIC COVID-19 Pandemic Database was Presented at the 11th Meeting of the International TOSSD Task Force
Date: 06-09 October 2020
Venue: Virtual-Paris, France -

SESRIC attended the 11th Meeting of the International Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) Task Force which was organized online by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 6-9 October 2020.

During the Meeting, the TOSSD Task Force Secretariat gave an update on the 2020 data collection, relevance of TOSSD for tracking COVID-19 response and related eligibility and reporting issues, work of the IAEG-SDGs working group on measurement of development support, and TOSSD strategy paper. The participants also discussed the proposals on how to operationalise the concept of sustainability in TOSSD, proposals to complement and adjust the TOSSD classifications, and the revised reporting instructions on debt relief. On the last day of the Meeting, Indonesia presented their final recommendations and findings of the report on the TOSSD Indonesia Pilot Study.

During the session titled “Communication and Outreach”, SESRIC made a live demonstration of its COVID-19 Pandemic Database for OIC Member Countries that was launched in April 2020. The objective of the presentation is to show how TOSSD could benefit from these innovative tools and integrate them in the data presentations on TOSSD in the future.

The Meeting ended with the review of the Terms of Reference of the International TOSSD Task Force and discussions on the logistical implications of COVID-19 for TOSSD Task Force meetings.

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