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Starting 1 January 2024, the governance of the TOSSD standard changed with the establishment of an International Forum on TOSSD (hereafter "the Forum"). This page presents the new TOSSD governance and the previous work of the Task Force.

 

About the International Forum on TOSSD (IFT) 

The Forum aims to maintain and improve the TOSSD statistical standard, collect and analyse TOSSD data, continuously improve their quality, and promote TOSSD and the use of TOSSD data within governments and internationally. 

Membership of the Forum is open to all countries, territories and intergovernmental organisations. The Forum's Terms of Reference presents additional details on the governance arrangements, such as decision making processes and administrative provisions.

From 2017 to 2023, TOSSD was managed by an International Task Force composed of statistical and development policy experts from provider and recipient countries and multilateral organisations. 


Forum's vision 

The Forum aims to improve the measurement and monitoring of the financing for sustainable development of recipient countries through TOSSD.

Forum's mission statement

The Forum, working in an open, inclusive and transparent manner, promotes and supports the global implementation of TOSSD. 


Steering Group of the International Forum on TOSSD

The Steering Group ensures the implementation of the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the Forum. It has two co-Chairs and is currently comprised of 27 members with a balanced representation of recipient countries, traditional providers, South-South co-operation providers and international organisations.

Co-chairs

  • Mr. Laurent Sarazin, European Union
  • Mr. Risenga Maluleke, South Africa

Countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • European Union
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • United States

International organisations

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  • Organisation of American States - Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (OAS - SEDI)
  • Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)

Observers to the International Forum on TOSSD

  • Austria
  • CSO representatives
    • Mr Luca De Fraia
    • Mr Brian Tomlinson
    • Ms Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo
  • Ibero-American Secretariat (SEGIB)
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • UN System Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB Secretariat)
  • UN Trade & Development (UNCTAD)

Perspectives on TOSSD

Mr. Jean Nestor Nguema Mebane - Gabon representative to TOSSD 

Gabon's Chief Statistician shared his country perspective on TOSSD (Pretoria, 2020).


What is the membership process to join the IFT? 

  • Application for IFT membership / observership is formalised through a letter of request sent to the co-Chairs and the Head of the Secretariat.
  • Membership is open to countries, territories and international organisations that:
    • Endorse the vision and the mission statement of the IFT
    • Commit to reporting and using TOSSD data
    • Promote the IFT, the TOSSD Standard and actively participate in the Forum discussions.
  • Both membership and observership is approved by the General Assembly, and it becomes effective on the date of a response letter from the Secretariat communicating the General Assembly’s decision.

Meeting documents

2023

July 6 and 7

21st meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - virtual meeting

March 7 to 9

20th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Dakar, Senegal

2022

December 7, 8 and 12

19th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force, virtual meeting

October 20, 25 and 27

18th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force, virtual meeting

 

July 11 to 13

17th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Paris, France

April 5 to 7

16th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force, virtual meeting

February 14 and 17

15th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force, virtual meeting

          

 

 

2019

Oct. 2-3

9th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force, Washington, D.C., USA 

Oct. 01

TOSSD Task Force / CSO meeting

Informal Briefing on TOSSD for IDB Executive Directors

June 6

Consultation on TOSSD with Latin American and Caribbean countries and organisations - Ottawa, Canada

June 4-5

8th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Ottawa, Canada

Apr. 17

Consultation with CSOs in the margins of the FfD Forum 

Feb. 05

Expert meeting on “Tracking support to SDGs – the case of peace and security” – Paris, France

Feb. 01

Emerging TOSSD Reporting Instructions, validated by the Task Force

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1

7th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Paris, France

2018

Dec. 20

Emerging TOSSD Reporting Instructions, to be validated by the Task Force

Nov. 19

Emerging TOSSD Reporting Instructions, as validated by the Task Force at its meeting on 5-8 November 2018

Nov. 5-8

6th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Stockholm, Sweden

Sept. 25-26

5th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Accra, Ghana

Jul. 12

Emerging TOSSD Reporting Instructions, to be validated by the Task Force (as of 12 July 2018 - version used for the Costa Rica Pilot)

May 31

Consultation on TOSSD with the Civil Society Organisations

May 29-30

4th meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Brussels, Belgium

Mar. 15

Consultation on TOSSD with the Export Credit Group 

Jan. 24-25

3rd meeting of the TOSSD Task Force - Ottawa, Canada