The TOSSD Task Force Secretariat carries out a series of country and thematic pilot studies, and analyses of the reported data, to make sure the TOSSD framework addresses the information needs of recipient countries and fulfill its objectives. These analyses contribute to further develop the methodology and to establish TOSSD as a viable, relevant and robust international statistical standard.
The TOSSD Task Force Secretariat conducted a number of country and thematic pilot studies. Six country pilot studies in the Philippines, Senegal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Indonesia. A first thematic pilot study focused on peace and security, followed by an additional thematic pilot study on global health financing and a study on the results of the 2019 data survey. Two pilot studies are forthcoming, the first on Chile's perspectives on TOSSD, the second on a comparison between TOSSD data and the data available in three recipient countries.
The nine TOSSD pilot studies carried out in 2019-2022 have been funded by the European Union.