Debapriya Bhattacharya debates new measure of foreign aid at the OECD

Chair of Southern Voice, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, joined the Expert workshop on “Financing the post-2015 agenda: shaping a measurement framework for monitoring resources in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” in Paris, convened by the OECD on 13 May.

The meeting was aimed at creating international awareness of, and ownership for, a statistical framework and derivative measure developed by the OECD Development Assistance CommitteeTotal Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) – for monitoring financing for the SDGs; receiving feedback and insights to assess the scope, foundation and statistical features of TOSSD; and defining the next steps for the future development of the TOSSD framework.

The meeting provided a platform of informal discussions for a select few leading thinkers, opinion leaders, policymakers and practitioners who are stakeholders in the international development finance system. Conclusions and recommendations from the workshop and additional consultations will serve as input at the upcoming FfD3 in Addis.

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