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Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 6

In this edition of Outlook, we are focusing especially on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). The first article: “Togo and Cameroon assess their sustainable energy potentials” highlights the finding that both countries have a long way to go…

L’impact de la Politique Fiscale sur les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises au Togo / The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Small and Medium Enterprises in Togo

"This study's main objective is to evaluate the effect of taxation on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Togo. This is to see if the taxes encourage SME growth (effect of complementarity) or instead to discourage the emergence of S…

Poverty and the Anthropometric Status of Children: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Households in Togo

"The aim of this study is thus to model and estimate the determinants of child malnutrition in Togo according to their area of residence. Specifically, the study measures and analyses the nutritional status of children, and assesses the impact of t…

The AU and the Challenge of Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa

"This paper examines the policy position of the AU with regard to ‘Unconstitutional Changes of Government’(UCG)in Africa. After analysing the definition of the concept or phenomenon of UCG, at least from the viewpoint of the African Union (AU), with…

West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis - Togo

"The agricultural sector employs approximately 70 percent of Togo’s workforce and accounts for 38 percent of the country’s GDP. The sector is dominated by small-scale, rainfed farming of millet, sorghum, maize, and rice. Life expectancy rose from 45…

Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Experience from Benin, Mali and Togo

Benin, Mali and Togo – are three West African countries which have participated in the project ‘Energy, Eco development and Resilience in Africa (EERA)’. This project offers lessons to other countries on approaches that can be taken toward a ‘Smart…

L' Agropole de Kara / The Kara Agropole

The Kara agropole is a pilot project implemented within the framework of the strategic plan for the development of agropoles in Togo (2017-2030) and the "Feed Africa" initiative. Thus, the project aims to create conditions favorable to private inves…

In Togo, Inadequate Health Services Feed Growing Dissatisfaction with Government Performance

Despite significant gains on basic health indicators, Togo’s health system remains fragile. Periodic disruptions became particularly trying for the public during a 2018 strike when even essential services were unavailable. Striking health-care worke…

Les Togolais ne Sont pas Satisfaits de la Performance du Gouvernement en Éducation / Togolese are not Satisfied with the Government's Performance in Education

Togo has made considerable progress in the field of education and the promotion of youth. At the early childhood level, the pre-school enrolment rate for 4-5 year-olds increased from 15.8% to 37.2% from 2013 to 2017. The net enrolment rate also in…

Note d'Analyse du Budget 2019 de l'Etat Togolais / Analytical Note on the 2019 Togolese State Budget 2019

After a slowdown in economic growth in 2017, the economy has picked up, rising from 4.4% in 2017 to 4.9% in 2018 with a GDP per capita growth rate of 2.1%. Inflation remained close to 1% at the end of 2018, while the outstanding public debt fell to…

Note d'Analyse des Impacts Socioeconomiques Potentiels du COVID-19 et des Mesures de Riposte/ The Potential Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19: Analysis and Response Measures

In order to protect populations from the COVID-19 pandemic, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member states have put in place, response measures as soon as the first cases on the continent were registered. These measures, which could …

Mobilisation des Ressources Internes dans les Pays Africains : Cas du Togo / Mobilization of Internal Resources in African Countries: Case of Togo

The mobilization of internal resources is important in order to have control over the process of a country’s development. Mindful of this, the Togolese authorities have taken various initiatives to improve the country's capacity to mobilize interna…

Evaluation de l'Efficacité des Politiques en Matiere de l'emploi des Jeunes au Togo / Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Youth Employment Policies in Togo

The results of the last general census regarding the population and housing (2010) indicate that the Togolese population of 6,191,155 inhabitants is very young, as it has 60% under 25s and 42% under 15s. The number of unemployed is estimated at ar…

Guide Methodologiques de Suivi et Evaluation des Politiques Sectorielles /Methodological Guide for Monitoring and Evaluation of Sectoral Policies

The implementation of the strategy of accelerated growth and promotion of employment through the program of priority actions, currently requires a system of effective monitoring and evaluation that can measure the efforts to achieve the objectives …

Togolese express Tolerance toward (most) Minorities and Support for Gender Equality

The government of Togo has taken recent steps to protect the rights of women and minorities. One is a new penal code, adopted in November 2015 after years of advocacy by human-rights organizations, that strengthens protections against gender-based v…

Togo's Maritime Challenges : Why Security Remains a Major Issue

The African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development is scheduled to be held in Lomé in October 2016. Togo is confronting a range of maritime security concerns and issues. The West African country’s progress is asses…

Note d'Analyse du Budget 2017 de l'état Togolais / Analysis of the 2017 Budget of the Togolese State

The Togolese economy recorded a real growth rate of 5% with an inflation rate of 1.19% in 2016. In 2015 outstanding debt,was estimated at 75.4% of GDP. The investment rate was 22.8% in 2016, its lowest rate since 2013, while the tax pressure was …

Les Determinants de la Fluctuation des Prix à la Pompe des Produits Pétroliers au Togo/ Fluctuation Determinants of the Pump Prices for Petroleum Products in Togo

Oil is the most used energy source in the world, with an overall energy consumption of 37%, ahead of coal (24%) and natural gas (23%). The two largest oil consuming countries in the world, the United States and China together, makes up a third (32…

Étude sur les besoins en Capacités des Communautés Économiques Régionales dʼAfrique et Stratégies pour y faire face / Study on Capacity needs of the Regional Economic Communities of Africa and Strategies to cope

This study deals with the critical problem and urgent need for capacity building in Regional Economic Communities of Africa (RECs), which have been identified as the "bases for construction" of the African Union. RECs also play a central role in the…

Togo: Pourquoi faut-il Augmenter les Revenus? / Togo: Why Should Salaries be Increased?

In an international environment marked by the economic crisis and its corollaries, the well being of the people is more than ever at the heart of the debate. Which levers should then be focused on to ensure strong growth which does not generate econ…

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