WTO accession
31 May 1995
Population
6,154,813
Per capita growth rate (%)
1.3
WB Ease of Doing Business rank
162
Share of international non-oil trade (%)
0.711
Value of non-oil goods traded (in US$ million)
618
Logistics performance Index (LPI)
2.6
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Togo's Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project was approved by the EIF Board in November 2011. The project aims to enable Togo to become a fully integrated and an active player in, and a beneficiary of, the global trading system by mainstreaming trade and advancing the DTIS Action Matrix priorities.

Main progresses to date

The Tier 1 project has been fully implemented since end of 2012. The EIF National Steering Committee (NSC) has been set up and includes the public and private sectors, with Ministry of Finance playing an important role in aid coordination.

In 2013, the DTIS was evaluated and a five-year plan for its implementation was formulated, and included in the Government's overall priority action plan for development, as the strategic action plan of the Ministry of Commerce and Private Sector Promotion (Ministère du Commerce et de la Promotion du Secteur Privé - MCPSP). The Programme d'Actions Prioritaires - PAP which supports the implementation of Togo's PRSP also reflects the strategic action plan of the MCPSP; the PAP is funded through the Government budget and donor contributions.

Moreover, trade has been integrated into the Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Tourism, Transport, Economic Infrastructures, Telecommunications and Rural Development sectoral strategies. Additionally, a National Trade Development document with an action plan was adopted in October 2011, which gives a strategic trade vision based on national comparative advantage, competitiveness and productive capacity building.

To support DTIS Action Matrix implementation, Togo has prioritized the soybean sector, and has submitted a Tier 2 project proposal to the EIF Board. The project is aimed at strengthening the production and marketing capacities of the soybean value chain. In addition to contributing to the increase of the country's earnings from the soybean value chain by increasing its production, processing and exportation, the project also aims to promote gender and to improve the revenues of the actors involved in the soybean value chain.

Togo has set up an Aid for Trade (AfT) Management Platform which serves as a coordination base for donor interventions. In June 2013, one Roundtable on AfT was organized and trade was included in at least one Government-donor consultative meeting. There are plans to organize another Roundtable event in 2014.

In Togo, donor coordination has been a key priority for the Government, with a specific unit set up to lead donor coordination in the Government in accordance with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Togo's public-private sector coordination mechanism is also chaired at high-level and consists of various private sector representatives including women entrepreneurs.

As part of Tier 1 activities, Togo is implementing a capacity building plan, with the overall goal of improving export quality and private sector competitiveness. In 2013, a number of capacity building activities were organized to strengthen the private sector's trade and export capacity. Specific training sessions were also organized for coffee and cocoa producers, as well as additional trainings on results based management.

Togo's pre-DTIS project approved in January 2010 and implemented since May 2010 to July 2011 helped to facilitate consultations on the DTIS process to ensure country ownership of the DTIS and its conclusions.

Outreach activities

In 2013, Togo finalized and validated a communication plan. Furthermore, a number of outreach activities have been undertaken to increase national visibility of the EIF programme including through radio and television presentations, press forums, EIF brochures, calendars and other outreach materials.

As from mid-2012, the NIU has also organized outreach activities for the private sector, women entrepreneurs and actors involved in the coffee and cocoa value chains. Additionally, the NIU has engaged in consultations with key stakeholders on priorities to be taken forward for resource mobilization.

In March 2014, Togo hosted the EIF regional workshop on Gender, M&E and Communications for 13 French- and Portuguese-speaking African EIF Countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) as well as from Haiti.

Outlook

Approval of the Tier 2 soybean value chain project by the EIF Board.

Organization of a donor Roundtable on AfT to support DTIS Action Matrix implementation.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationNoYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesNoNo
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/A3
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesNoYes
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/A1
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/A3
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategies11
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionYesYes
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanism21
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)NoYes
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related matters22
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesNoNo
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)YesYes
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODA11
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyYesYes
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action MatrixN/AN/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)0N/A

Pre-DTIS

Starting date / End date
14/07/2010
Approved Budget
50,000
Board Approval Date
15/01/2010
Disbursement
50,000
Expenditure Reported
50,000
MOU Approval Date
28/05/2010
MOU Expiry Date
24/07/2011
Phase
Completed

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
12/11/2015
Approved Budget
200,000
Board Approval Date
06/10/2015
Disbursement
100,000
Expenditure Reported
0
MOU Approval Date
02/11/2015
MOU Expiry Date
30/09/2017
Phase
Implementation

DTIS

Starting date / End date
23/01/2009
Approved Budget
400,000
Board Approval Date
08/10/2008
Disbursement
400,000
Expenditure Reported
400,000
MOU Approval Date
22/12/2008
MOU Expiry Date
29/10/2010
Phase
Completed

NIA Support (T1 Phase 1 and 2)

Starting date / End date
07/02/2012
Approved Budget
1,500,000
Board Approval Date
23/11/2011
Disbursement
1,200,006
Expenditure Reported
1,170,636
MOU Approval Date
17/01/2012
MOU Expiry Date
30/09/2017
Phase
Implementation

Projet de renforcement des capacités productives et commerciales de la filière soja au Togo

Starting date / End date
04/03/2015
Approved Budget
3,000,000
Board Approval Date
20/10/2014
Disbursement
1,626,065
Expenditure Reported
956,739
MOU Approval Date
27/02/2015
MOU Expiry Date
31/12/2017
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

M. Talime ABÉ
Direction du Commerce Extérieur, Economiste, Chargé de Mission
Ministère du Commerce et de la Promotion du Secteur Privé
B.P. 383, Lomé, Togo
Lomé, Togo
Tel: +228 221 27 84

NIU Coordinator

Mr. Paul Bassolawoue KOKA
Ministère du Comerce et Promotion du Secteur Privé
BP 383 Lomé Togo
Lomé, Togo
Tel: 0022822212025

Donor Facilitator

Mme. Jeanne BOUGONOU
Country Office, Economiste Nationale
UNDP
PNUDTogo 40, Avenue des Nations Unies Boite postale: 911 Lomé
Lome, Togo
Tel: +228 221 20 22/221 20 08

Alternative Donor Facilitator

M. Nicolas KAZADI
Country Office
UNDP
Lome, Togo
Tel: +228 99 89 92 33

WB Contact

Mme. Yvette DAN-HOUNGBO
The World Bank
, Togo
Tel: -
Togo Annual Progress Report 2013
EIF LDCs Photo Competition Album
Togo Etude Diagnostique sur l'Intégration du Commerce (EDIC) / Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2010
Togo Matrice d'Action / Action Matrix 2010
Aide-Mémoire - Preparatory Mission / Mission Préparatoire
Aide-Mémoire Main Mission / Mission Principale
EIF LDCs Photo Competition: Togo “Starting a trade momentum grassroots up is about communities processing soy and palm oil into different products with high potential”
EIF LDCs Photo Competition: Togo “Starting a trade momentum grassroots up is about communities processing soy and palm oil into different products with high potential”
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