Togo is one of the most secure and safe countries in Africa (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

Economic governance
Friday, 20 November 2020 14:02
Togo is one of the most secure and safe countries in Africa (Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

(Togo First) - Despite an overall “concerning” slowdown in the region, Togo has progressed in terms of good governance in the past 10 years. The country ranked 25th on the latest Mo Ibrahim Foundation index published on November 16. 

Togo is, according to the index, one of the rare countries whose score improved this year. However, there remains substantial progress to be made in some areas. 

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation index is one of the most important indexes ranking African economies. It assesses about 100 indicators across four main categories: security and rule of law, human rights and participation, sustainable economic development, and human capital development. 

According to the Sudanese billionaire’s foundation, besides Togo, the other countries to have improved their scores in these categories are Angola, Chad, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Sudan. 

In its latest index, the Mo Ibrahim foundation also observed that Togo recorded significant progress in human capital development. The latter covers the following indicators: health, education, social protection, and living standards. Moreover, the country is considered by the authors of the report as one of the safest and secure countries in Africa, amid some turmoil in the region. 

Nevertheless, the report notes shortcomings regarding economic opportunities, for the youth especially. 

In West Africa, Togo only comes behind Senegal, Ghana, and Cape Verde, in terms of good governance. 

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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