Starting 1 January 2024, the governance of the TOSSD standard changed with the establishment of an International Forum on TOSSD (hereafter "the Forum"). Whilst the governing bodies of the Forum are gradually being set up, the International TOSSD Task Force carries out the functions of the Forum and the co-chairs of the Task Force act as the Forum co-chairs ad interim. 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 a open, inclusive and transparent manner, promotes and supports the global implementation of TOSSD. 


Interim IFT governing body


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


  • Bangladesh
    • Dr Md. Rezaul Bashar Siddique
  • Brazil
    • Mr Marcio L. Correa (ABC)
    • Mr José Eduardo Malta de Sá Brandão (IPEA)
    • Ms Denise Kronemberger (IBGE)
  • Burkina Faso
    • Mr Windbenedo Jean Marie Kebre
    • Mr Baga Moustapha
  • Chile
    • Mr Enrique O’Farrill-Julien
    • Mr Marco Ibarra
    • Mr Marco Fernandez
  • Colombia
    • Mr Edgar Andrés Rodríguez Duran
  • Costa Rica
    • Ms Saskia Rodriguez
  • Canada
    • Mr Maher Mamhikoff
  • Denmark
    • Ms Betina Vorsøe Andersen
    • Ms Anne Marie Tyndeskov Voetmann
  • Egypt
    • Mrs Reem Mohamed El Sebaie
    • Mrs Nada Tawfik
  • European Union
    • Mr Jérôme Le Roy
    • Ms Maria Vianna Santos
  • France
    • Mr Duncan Toulon
  • Gabon
    • Mr Jean Nestor Nguema Mebane
  • Ghana
    • Ms Marian Kpakpah
  • Indonesia
    • Ms Ibu Vivi Yulaswati
    • Ms Ibu Rd Siliwanti
  • Japan
    • Mr Takero Mori
  • Nigeria
    • Dr Pius O. Osunyikanmi
    • Mr Mohammed Shehu
    • Ms Rahila Ayuba
  • Philippines
    • Mr Claire Dennis S. Mapa
    • Ms Rosalinda Bautista
    • Ms Wilma A. Guillen
  • Senegal
    • Mr Aboubakar Sédikh-Beye
    • Mr Insa Sadio
  • South Africa
    • Mr Ashwell Jenneker
  • Sweden
    • Ms Agnes Rova
    • Mr Marcus Qvarnström
  • Timor Leste
    • Ms Felicia Carvalho
  • Tunisia
    • Mr Mohamed Blidi
  • United Kingdom
    • Ms Victoria Hernon
    • Ms Georgia Coker
  • United States
    • Ms Joan Atherton
    • Mr Nathan Anderson

International organisations

  • IADB
    • Mr Francisco Castro-y-Ortiz
    • Ms Amy Lewis
  • IsDB
    • Mr Areef Suleman
    • H.E. Mr Nebil Dabur
    • Mr Atilla Karaman

Observers to the Task Force

  • Austria
    • Austrian Development Agency - Ms Sigrid Breddy
    • Foreign Ministry of Austria - Mr Michael Milosits
  • CAITEC – People's Republic of China
    • Ms Mao Xiaojing
  • CSO representatives
    • Mr Luca De Fraia
    • Mr Brian Tomlinson
    • Ms Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – Germany
    • Mr Michael Kathmann
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Romania
    • Mr Valentin-Nicolae Florea
  • NORAD – Norway
    • Ms Katrine Heggedal
  • Foreign Affairs Secretariat (SRE) – Mexico 
    • Mr Gerardo Bracho Carpizo
    • Ms Fabiola Soto Narváez
  • Ministry of Economic Development – Russian Federation (suspended)

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