Country

Country infoTogo

Statistics:
Population: 6.6 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 500/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 58% (2011)
Literacy rate: 57% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 159th out of 187 countries (2012)

 

Togo has made considerable progress in addressing its development challenges, though significant institutional and economic challenges remain. Togo is on track to achieve two of eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Poverty has been reduced, but remains high. There has been progress in universal primary education and the control of HIV/AIDS. Maternal mortality remains high, in particular due to the lack of prenatal visits, as a result of low incomes and poor access to health services. Access to clean drinking water is improving, though it remains insufficient. Only 34% of the population uses clean water, due to the lack of infrastructure and unequal distribution of drinking water, despite the country's abundant water resources.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Drinking water for a vocational training centre
Ingénieurs et Architectes Solidaires (IAS)

 

The project aimed to equip the PERFECT vocational training centre with a solar-powered water supply system with a pump capacity of 10,000 litres a day.

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Improving nutrition and revenues
Elevages sans frontières

 

The project aimed to improve the living conditions of 580 rural households in seven villages situated around the towns of Kpalimé and Notsé. 

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Collecting rainwater for schools
International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)

 

The project aimed to improve the learning conditions for 3,239 students in four schools in Togo and Benin, and to strengthen their self-sufficiency in terms of access to resources and ability to adapt to climate change.

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Solar water purification for clean drinking water
Research Institute of Water Science and Technology (Eawag)

 

The objective of the project was to train the population in three regions of Togo to apply a water purification method called SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection). 

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Food for life
Mercy Ships

 

The project aimed to increase the capacity of three local organisations in Togo, enabling them to contribute to improved nutrition and farming incomes of Togolese farmers. 

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Solar energy in a hospital
Ingénieurs et Architectes Solidaires (IAS)

 

The project’s goal was to reduce the risk of maternal and child mortality, as well as to improve healthcare for the local populations. This was to be achieved thanks to the provision of drinking water using solar electricity and the provision of solar energy in the Borgou hospital.

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