Change a life
Since 1991, Togo has been undergoing a growing economic crisis and the absence of political change over the past 40 years has resulted in drastic cuts in international aid. Today, the country is showing signs of recovery.
The country’s economic indicators deteriorated still further following the death of the former president, after the contested elections in 2005. However, after legislative elections in 2007 which were accepted as free and fair by the international community, Togo began to recover from an unprecedented social and political crisis that had endured for 19 years. International cooperation, which had been blocked due to the lack of democracy, was resumed. In March 2010, the presidential elections were held without incident, resulting in a victory for the sitting president.
Since then, Togo’s economy has returned to growth; as yet however, this has been slow to impact positively on the living conditions of the Togolese people. The country is ranked 166th out of 187 countries worldwide on the Human Development Index (2014 UNDP).