Togo - Tax Governance Support Project


Project Summary

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
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15110
Commitment U.A 15,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Beneficiaries

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.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (MEF)
Implementing
Office Togolais des Recettes (OTR)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-TG-KF0-008
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name SOW Koudeidiatou
Email i.sow@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Togo