Trends in Official Support for Agenda 2030: An Overview of TOSSD Data, 2019 to 2021

In March 2023, the International TOSSD Task Force1 released the 2021 data that had been reported by 105 providers documenting their Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) for that year. TOSSD is a new metric developed by the International Task Force as a comprehensive measure of official resources dedicated to achieving Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries, reflecting the ambitious financing strategy agreed in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in 2015.

There are now three years of TOSSD data from 2019 to 2021. What do these three years of data reveal about the extent and the quality of financing for Agenda 2030 and the SDGs?

This Briefing Paper, the first in a series of five, provides an overview of trends derived from the 2019 to 2021 data and sets the stage for in-depth analyses in the subsequent paprers. It acknowledges that TOSSD is an evolving metric for providers, with major providers such as the World Bank, Germany and the Netherlands not yet reporting, and with individual providers increasing the coverage of their eligible finance over these years. Comparisons between providers can be problematic. The trends outlined in these papers therefore at this stage can only be interpreted as indicative of directions of finance for Agenda 2030.


Brian Tomlinson


Oxfam, ActionAid, AidWatch Canada

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