US organization IPA to help Togo fight poverty using AI

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:12
US organization IPA to help Togo fight poverty using AI

(Togo First) - The Togolese Agency for Identification, ANID-TOGO, will partner with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to explore ways AI can help Togo better fight poverty. According to the Togolese Presidency, Annie Duflo, IPA’s executive director, met with President Faure Gnassingbé last Monday in Lomé to discuss the partnership. 

"It was a great honor and pleasure to exchange with the President of the Republic. Our mission is to build a partnership to help the National Identification Agency (ANID) develop a social register and use data and evidence for decision-making," Duflo said at the end of the meeting.

Once sealed, the partnership will allow Lomé to leverage IPA’s experience to tackle poverty through innovative solutions.  

IPA helps several countries, making their public policies more efficient and effective. In Togo, it should set up an integrated laboratory within the ANID, to train its staff. 

The ANID, it should be noted, steers the e-ID Togo project. Backed by the World Bank, this is a government initiative that is aimed at providing all natural persons in Togo with a unique identification number. 

Regarding projects aimed at reducing poverty in Togo, the Novissi program is one of the government’s major projects. It is supported by the US NGO GiveDirectly.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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