long road to producing a new measure of “officially-supported resource flows to
promote sustainable development” – or ‘Total Official Support for Sustainable
Development’ (TOSSD) - is beginning to near its end. An outline
of the detailed reporting instructions that providers will use, with
‘excerpts’ already filled in, has been produced by the task
force that is developing the concept. Sadly, it has taken this
OECD-organised task force until its fourth meeting to arrange a public
consultation, which will take place at the end of May.
many problems with the concept, as the table below details, but there are two glaring
faults that the OECD-led process seems unable to fix. First, TOSSD purports to be a measure of
official flows, ...