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Public Management - Ghana and Nigeria just reported their first cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, which was first identified in South Africa. Nigeria, the most...
Politics - Togo’s Prime Minister, Victoire Dogbé, is meeting her Gabonese counterpart, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, today. The meeting which takes place in Lomé...
Economic governance - A delegation from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met with the Togolese Prime Minister. The meeting which took place in Lomé aimed at reviewing...
Health - Togo has updated its Covid health pass and urges current holders to download the new version, in order to use it in the European Union (EU) and other...
Economic governance - Proparco, the French development finance institution, recently said it is committed to backing Togo in implementing its development projects. A delegation...
Public finance - The Togolese Tax Policy Unit (UPF) - a technical team that assists the Minister of Economy and Finance in the mobilization of domestic resources - has...
Economic governance - The National Assembly has been working since Tuesday, November 30, on Togo's 2022 budget bill. The assessment was launched by the President of the...
Economic governance - The Rencontres Africa forum opened today in Lomé. On this occasion, Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé, Togo’s PM, presented to investors five major assets that make...
Social - Togo’s national health insurance institute (INAM) was selected to steer the universal healthcare (AMU) project that has been in the pipeline for some...
Culture - The fourth edition of Togo Top Impact (2021) was launched last Saturday. The event, which celebrates a winning Togo, is promoted by the National...
Energy - The council of ministers of Togo set up last Saturday, a new fund, called Tinga, to “facilitate access for electricity to low-income households”. The...
Health - In Togo, people over 40 years old are to get the third dose of Covid vaccines. This was decided last Saturday, during the Council of...
Public Management - The Togolese government will speed up the implementation of social projects for populations. The commitment was made last Friday after the second...
Health - Germany offered Togo 633,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines on November 25, 2021. The batch, which was provided under the Covax initiative,...
Energy - The European Union (EU) will allocate CFA9.5 billion to the PERECUT - a Togolese program aimed at boosting access to electricity in urban areas. The grant...
Banking - The West African Development Bank (BOAD) will soon get a €150 million (CFA98 billion) credit facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The...
Health - Starting from November 25, 2021, the European Union (EU) will be allowing those with a Togolese Covid health pass to travel across the community. Togo...
Economic governance - The Togolese government and the private sector officially signed on Tuesday the new charter for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The...
Economic governance - Sungaz and Atingan Solutions are the two startups that will respectively represent Togo and Benin at the grand finale of the 2021 edition of the EDF Pulse...
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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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