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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…

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…

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…

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 …

Reducing Rural Poverty and Gender Disparities in Togo's Agricultural Industry

The agricultural sector has a predominant role in the Togolese economy. It contributes about 38% to the real GDP and employs 40.7% of the total workforce. Despite this, levels of poverty were higher among households headed by farmers in 2015. Povert…

Poursuite des Cours par Télévision, Radio, et Internet Pendant Traintes au Togo

The English title of this publication is: Continuation of courses by television, radio, and Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic: Assets and constraints in Togo. To avoid an exponential spread of coronavirus disease on the African continent, most …

Analysis of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators and Poverty Profile of Danyi and Tsévié Townships, Togo

This study is part of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Project in Togo which generally aims to establish a local monitoring system to generate poverty profiles, particularly in the rural areas. It provides an analysis of the socioeconomi…

Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity, and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo

Despite the crucial role of agriculture in economic development, the impact of investments in this sector remains little known, and information that could inform policy and encourage further investments for rural poverty reduction is scarce. We asse…

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…

Summarized Analysis on Trade and Poverty

The objective of this study is to assess the impact of trade liberalization on poverty reduction in Togo. In this study, a model of static calculable general equilibrium model (SCGEM) was used. Within the framework of this appr…

Most Togolese Mistrust Electoral Commission, would prefer Non-partisan, Technical Alternative

Since August 2017, Togo has been shaken by waves of protests by a coalition of opposition parties known as C14 demanding constitutional, institutional, and electoral reforms resulting in parliamentary and local elections as well as a constitutiona…

Analyse de l’impact de la hausse mondiale des prix et des politiques de réponse du gouvernment sur la pauvreté / Analysis of the impact of the global rise in prices and government policy reforms on poverty

This research analyzes the impact of the rising food prices of 2008-2009 and the policy reforms implemented by Togo, on poverty, vulnerability, inequality and children. Using a partial equilibrium model and panel data, we show that the rising food…

Les changements climatiques empirent la vie au Togo mais sont moins connus par les agriculteurs / Climate change makes life worse in Togo but are less known by the farmers

The issue of climate change is currently one of the debates that feeds the international political scene. Global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions has significant impacts on the environment and also on agriculture. Developing countries are…

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