Togo has an area of 56.785 km² and a population of 5.7 million with an annual growth rate of 2.58%. Following the parliamentary elections of 2007 and the global political agreement of 2010, the EU resumed cooperation with Togo.
In October 2014, the EU adopted the National Indicative Programme for Togo which will cover the period 2014-2020 as part of the programming of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
Through the envelope of the 10th EDF which amounted to €161 million, the EU has implemented programmes focused on governance, support for economic and institutional reforms and economic recovery through support to infrastructure. The non-focal sectors concerned civil society and the environment.
EU-Togo cooperation 2014-2020
- The EU resumed cooperation in 2007 after almost 14 years of failure and application of Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement.
- The current programme (11th EDF) has a budget of €216 million.
- Three main sectors are:
- Consolidating State and Security - through reconciliation of national cohesion, improving access to justice and security for the population and modernising State institutions, in particular public finances.
- Access to water and sanitation - supporting institutional reforms, reinforcing actors capacities and building infrastructures throughout the country.
- Energy - Access to electricity and development of renewable energy, reducing the use of biomass.
- Budget support is used to mobilise community support and the possibility to blend grants and loans in partiluar in the area of Water and Energy.