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Togo

Togo is among the world’s poorest countries. Most development aid to Togo was suspended in 1994 due to political violence and serious human rights abuses. As a result, the country has sunk into deep poverty. Only since 2007 has the international donor community reengaged with Togo and the country is now slowly emerging from years of political and economic stagnation. Significant institutional and economic challenges remain. Lack of basic infrastructure, inadequate healthcare and a low level of education are all major challenges for future development. Three-quarters of the Togolese population are under 35, with particularly high unemployment and underemployment rates (8.1% and 20.5% respectively). Northern Togo faced the worst floods in the past decade in 2007, 2008 and 2010. (Sources: UNICEF 2016; UNDP 2016)

total population (thousands)
7,305
GNI per capita
570$
Life expectancy at birth
60 years
Human Development Index
162 (out of 188)
Under-5 mortality rate
78‰
Primary school net enrolment
93%
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
2.4%
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
110
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
63%
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)
16%

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