Country Overview
Togo’s performance in permit processes has increased significantly since 2017 by reducing the time and cost to start a business as well as the time it takes to register property. Consequently, Togo has a more favourable position to attract domestic and foreign investment in infrastructure markets than many of its economic and regional peers. To better enable future outcomes, procurement processes could be made more transparent, with market soundings and assessments cold be to better determine private sector interest in investment opportunities.
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GDP per capita
671.0 USD
Population
8.2 million persons

Driver Overview

This section shows a country’s rank, ranking change and score for each of the eight drivers. It also categorises each country’s driver performance on a scale from “Emerging” (score from 0-20) to “Global Leader” (score from 80-100).

Driver
Rank
Score /100
Emerging Aspiring Contender Top performer Global Leader
- No ranking change Ranking increase Ranking decrease

Rank

Score /100

Best practice

48
3
49.3
Contender
64
1
48.8
Aspiring
46
26
66.8
Contender
47
3
68.4
Contender
71
17
47.1
Emerging
9
2
56.7
Global Leader
70
-
19.7
Emerging
56
6
26.4
Aspiring

Metric Overview

Strengths

Time required to start a business

At two and a half days, Togo has the shortest time required to start a business among African countries. Shorter times can persuade businesses to set up in a country, including new infrastructure entities.

Cost to start a business

Togo sits well below the average cost to start a business for African countries, at 8% of income per capita compared to the average of 27%, easing the entry of new firms.

Registering property

Registering a property in Togo takes 35 days which is less than the African average of 53 days. As infrastructure projects often involve property rights, the shorter the time to register properties, the less costly and risky the project.

Time required to start a business

At two and a half days, Togo has the shortest time required to start a business among African countries. Shorter times can persuade businesses to set up in a country, including new infrastructure entities.

Cost to start a business

Togo sits well below the average cost to start a business for African countries, at 8% of income per capita compared to the average of 27%, easing the entry of new firms.

Registering property

Registering a property in Togo takes 35 days which is less than the African average of 53 days. As infrastructure projects often involve property rights, the shorter the time to register properties, the less costly and risky the project.

Top Performing Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

Low income country average

Opportunities to Grow

Transparency in public procurement

Togo does not make public procurement notices that detail both procurement procedures and shortlisting criteria available online. A more transparent process could encourage more participation and competition, which drive value for money.

Market sounding and/or assessment

According to the World Bank, there is an absence of market sounding process in Togo. Adding one could allow the government to determine if there is an interest from investors and lenders to provide commercial financing for projects.

GDP per capita

Although Togo has a long-term GDP growth of near 6%, Togo has the second lowest GDP per capita of all InfraCompass 2020 Countries, at USD 671. Despite this, Togo has seen a doubling of their GDP per capita over the past 20 years and this trend is expected to continue.

Transparency in public procurement

Togo does not make public procurement notices that detail both procurement procedures and shortlisting criteria available online. A more transparent process could encourage more participation and competition, which drive value for money.

Market sounding and/or assessment

According to the World Bank, there is an absence of market sounding process in Togo. Adding one could allow the government to determine if there is an interest from investors and lenders to provide commercial financing for projects.

GDP per capita

Although Togo has a long-term GDP growth of near 6%, Togo has the second lowest GDP per capita of all InfraCompass 2020 Countries, at USD 671. Despite this, Togo has seen a doubling of their GDP per capita over the past 20 years and this trend is expected to continue.

Metrics to Improve

Metrics to Improve

This is defined by the metrics with the lowest weighted score out of 100, such that these metrics would have the greatest impact on the overall score.

For metrics that have binary outcomes (yes=100/no=0), no comparative income group average is reported.

Low income country average

Funding capacity:
GDP per capita

Detailed Data

This section shows country data for each of the 41 metrics. The figures in brackets denote the change in score since InfraCompass 2017. 

Note that all data has been normalised on a scale of 1-100. For raw metric data, please download the complete InfraCompass 2020 dataset. 

Where relevant, some metric scores have been inverted, such that all metrics have positive relationships with good infrastructure outcomes. For example, since lower compliance costs make it easier to invest in infrastructure, the normalised value of ‘number of procedures to start a business’ has been reversed such that lower number of procedures are scored closer to 100, and higher numbers closer to 0. In other words, a score of 0 indicates a poor performance, rather than 0 number of procedures.

Governance Regulatory Permits Planning Procurement Activity Funding Financial
Driver
Rank
Score /100
Emerging Aspiring Contender Top performer Global Leader
- No ranking change Ranking increase Ranking decrease

Metric

Togo

Low Income Countries Average

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28.2%

Recovery rate

The recovery rate is recorded as cents on the dollar recovered by secured creditors through reorganisation, liquidation or debt enforcement (foreclosure or receivership) proceedings.

35.1 (+4.3)
21.8

20.7%

Rule of law

World Governance Composite Indicator reflecting perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence. The rule of law reflects whether the law imposes limits of power on the state, private sector and individuals.

38.2 (+0.9)
37.1

18.1%

Post-completion reviews

Whether the country conducts post-completion reviews on infrastructure projects to ensure the forecast outcomes are being achieved.

Yes
-

15.1%

Shareholder governance

Measures the governance practices that protect shareholders through three dimensions: the extent of shareholder rights index (shareholders’ rights and role in major corporate decisions), the extent of ownership and control index (governance safeguards protecting shareholders from undue board control and entrenchment), and the extent of corporate transparency index (corporate transparency on ownership stakes).

26.7
16.3

12.8%

Political stability and absence of violence score

Measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically-motivated violence, including terrorism. Estimate gives the country's score on the aggregate indicator, in units of a standard normal distribution i.e. ranging from approximately -2.5 to 2.5.

33.6 (-13.5)
34.0

5%

Infrastructure or PPP agency

Whether an infrastructure agency exists to coordinate an integrated approach to infrastructure delivery and policy.

Yes
-

Togo

Low Income Countries Average

35.1 (+4.3)
21.8
38.2 (+0.9)
37.1
Yes
-
26.7
16.3
33.6 (-13.5)
34.0
Yes
-

Country Overview Data

Togo’s performance in permit processes has increased significantly since 2017 by reducing the time and cost to start a business as well as the time it takes to register property. Consequently, Togo has a more favourable position to attract domestic and foreign investment in infrastructure markets than many of its economic and regional peers. To better enable future outcomes, procurement processes could be made more transparent, with market soundings and assessments cold be to better determine private sector interest in investment opportunities.
GDP per capita

671.0 USD

Population

8.2 million persons

GDP

5.5 USD billion

GDP growth rate

5.1%

GDP per capita growth rate

0.2%

Gini coefficient

43.1 (0-100 worst)

Gross Government Debt

73.0% of GDP

Inflation rate

1.4%

Summary credit rating

30.0 (0-100 best)

Unemployment rate

1.7%

Urbanisation ratio

42.0% of total population

Digital Adoption Index

0.2 (0-1 best)