|Approval Date||17 Feb 2016|
|Signature Date||02 Mar 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||15110|
The Tax Governance Support Project (PAGFI) has been designed to strengthen tax management, anti-fraud and corruption capacities to better mobilize domestic resources to reduce poverty and fragility. It is an institutional support project that aims, first and foremost, to sustainably increase Togo’s financial resources as to accelerate the country’s emergence from the group of fragile countries. Secondly, it should help improve the business climate in Togo by establishing a more efficient tax system and enhancing Lomé Port Authority's competitiveness. The project's total cost, excluding taxes and duties, is estimated at UA 16.67 million (about CFAF 13.7 billion), of which UA 13.69 million in foreign exchange (82.13%) and UA 2.98 million in local currency (17.87%) for an expected implementation period from January 2016 to December 2019. It is articulated around three components, namely: (i) support for improving tax management efficiency and integrity; (ii) strengthening tax revenue transparency and monitoring; and (iii) project management.
The project’s overall objective is to ensure substantial mobilisation and better internal resources monitoring through modernisation of taxpayer services, and fraud and corruption reduction, for reducing poverty and fragility. This project has for specific objectives: (i) improving the services offered to economic operators and taxpayers; (ii) improving tax management and strengthening corruption reduction; (iii) improving the country's business climate through tax system optimisation and strengthening Lomé Port's competitiveness thanks to the acceleration of customs procedures; and (iv) bringing the country into line with regional standards for tax revenue mobilisation.
The project's direct beneficiaries are: The Togolese Revenue Authority (OTR) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (Budget Directorate, IT Unit). Indirect beneficiaries are the Treasury Office, civil society and the private sector. The project's final beneficiaries are the country’s population, in particular, taxpayers, informal sector operators and women entrepreneurs whose concerns will be taken into account in the activities carried out to broaden the tax base, modernize the tax system and communication awareness.
Fragile States Facility
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (MEF)
Office Togolais des Recettes (OTR)
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|