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Public Management - A Commonwealth delegation held a working session with several Togolese officials yesterday, July 16, in Lomé. Patricia Scotland, secretary-general of the...
Services - Togo has launched hydrogeological studies in Greater Lomé as part of the Togo Urban Water Security Project (PaSH-MUT). The studies will be conducted by...
Security - Togo is reviewing how dangerous goods are managed at the Lomé port. Officials from the port and the Ministry of Civil Protection held a meeting last week...
Health - Lomé is hosting a three-day meeting focused on harmonizing health education programs in the ECOWAS. The meeting began on July 16 and was organized by the...
Health - In Togo, the 4th Scientific Days on HIV and AIDS ended on July 12 in Lomé. Organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for the Fight...
Energy - Togo’s power utility, CEET, is about to expand its Cash Power update project to the whole country. The company announced the news in a statement dated...
Economic governance - Togo’s Top Anti-Corruption Body, HAPLUCIA, has teamed up with several Civil Society Organizations to fight corruption in the country. Various agreements...
Finance - The Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) launched yesterday a green and sustainable bond issue in the UEMOA (West African Economic and...
Economic governance - The Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport (AIGE) had 1.4 million passengers in 2023. This is 52% more than in 2019, when the figure stood at...
Public finance - Togo raised CFA30.3 billion on the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) securities market last Friday, July 12. That is about CFA5 billion less than the...
Investments - The World Bank and the Government of Togo signed three new financing agreements last Friday, July 12. Totaling $298 million, the funds will help...
Economic governance - The Togolese Ministry of Trade, Handicrafts, and Local Consumption, together with representatives of public administrations and economic operators,...
Social - Togo's new universal health insurance program has already enrolled 800,000 people. The program was launched in January 2024.  The figure is nearly...
Public Management - Sandra Johnson, Secretary General of Togo’s Presidency, met the press people last week on July 4. She told them about the steps that allowed the country...
Health - Togo's healthcare accessibility rate increased from 71% in 2020 to 90.7% in 2023, according to a report by the Presidency of the Republic. Published on...
Economic governance - Inflation in Togo stood at 3.9% in May 2024, down from 4.1% in April. The figure was disclosed by the country’s statistics institute, the...
ITC - Agence Togo Digital (ATD), the government's operational arm for digital projects, is set to launch an ambitious initiative called "DigiTour" aimed at Very...
Economic governance - With the imminent withdrawal of the AES countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) from ECOWAS, observers there are growing concerns about the potential...
Economic governance - Togo’s National Institute of Statistics and Demographics (INSEED) signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Centre for Equitable Development...
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REFORMS OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

STARTING A BUSINESS (more info)

At the fifteenth position, worldwide, and first in Africa, under the Starting a Business index of the 2020 Doing Business ranking, Togo sustains its reformative dynamics with more reforms….

 

ENFORCING CONTRACTS (more info)

Compared to some years ago when it was one of the lowest rankers under the Doing Business’ Enforcing Contracts indicator, Togo, leveraging many efforts to improve its business climate, was able to jump significantly on the index in the recent years... .

CONTRACT EXECUTION (more info)

Creation of special chambers of commerce for small debts  • Creation of chambers of commerce at the Court of Appeal  • Civil and commercial cases now handled by distinct clerks  • Establishment of commercial courts in Lomé and Kara  • Lawyers and bailiffs now have access to the FORSETI COMMERCIAL platform • A maximum period of 100 days was fixed to settle a commercial dispute .

 

TRADING ACROSS BORDERS (more info)

In comparison to previous years,Togo has significantly improved its ranking under the“Trading across borders” indicator by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

In comparison to previous years, Togo has significantly improved its ranking on the “Trading across borders” index by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitalization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

 

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (more info)

After moving from the 133rd to 127th place under the 2020 Doing Business’ construction permit index, Togo intends to reiterate this feat in the coming edition of the global ranking. To this end, it has introduced this year multiple reforms.

 

GETTING ELECTRICITY (more info)

Over the past two years, Togo’s ranking under the Doing Business’ Getting electricity and water indicator has increased consistently. Owing this performance to multiple reforms aimed at making it easier for businesses to access power and water, Lomé plans to introduce even more reforms this year to keep up its improvements.

 

REGISTERING A PROPERTY  (more info)

Out of all the 'Doing Business’ indicators, Property Registration is where Togo has improved the most since 2018. Indeed, after spending years in the lowest part of this ranking, the country now seeks to beat Rwanda which is the best performer on this index in Africa. To do so, Lomé has been introducing many reforms, with the latest batch implemented this year.

 

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (more info)

From professionalization to digitization, through legislative regulations, Togo’s public procurement framework is constantly being modernized. Several reforms have been implemented to improve the sector much to the benefit of the private sector, which is the focus of the National Development Plan.

 

PAYING TAXES AND DUTIES (more info)

To improve its business environment, Togo introduced some important reforms related to the payment of tax and duties. From the replacement of some taxes to the cancellation of others through exemptions, the country has only one objective: offer the most attractive tax framework to investors and economic operators. To achieve this, the authorities relied on digitization.

 

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