Togo - Multi-Country (Benin-Togo-Guinea) COVID-19 Response Support Programme


Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jul 2020
Signature Date 06 Aug 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed project is part of the COVID-19 Multi-Country Response Support Program (PAR-COVID-19) for a total amount of UA 49.1 million to the Republics of Togo, Benin and Guinea. The program was evaluated in April 2020, following requests from these countries to the Bank. All three countries recorded their first COVID-19 cases during the period 7-16 March 2020. As of 25 May, a total of 3,050 cases had tested positive in the three countries, including 1949 patients hospitalized and treated, 1,074 cured cases, and 27 deaths (representing an average case-fatality rate of 0.88%). The Program seeks to provide an emergency response to the health and socio-economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the three abovementioned countries which have many similarities. This is a Crisis Response Budget Support (CRBS) operation. The measures supported by the Program will be implemented over a 12-month period starting in June 2020 and will contribute to the achievement of the following outcomes: (i) strengthening of screening capacity; (ii) improvement of national coverage in patient isolation structures; and (iii) mitigation of the socio-economic effects of the health crisis. This intervention concerns the component of the program dedicated to Togo, the cost of which is estimated at UA 20 million.

Project Objectives

PAR-COVID-19 seeks to help strengthen the health and socio-economic resilience of the three countries to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The supported reforms are aimed at strengthening the health response measures and efforts to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the pandemic. Although supporting urgent measures, the program thus prepares countries for more structuring reforms during the post-crisis period, in line with the pillars of ADF-15, namely improving the business environment and institutional capacity to build resilience.

Beneficiaries

PAR-COVID-19 will directly benefit the ministry in charge of the economy and finance by financing the national budget and will have an impact on all Togolese populations, the ultimate beneficiaries of budget of budget implementation. More specifically, all vulnerable groups such as low-income households in both urban and rural areas, as well as private sector businesses will benefit from the emergency measures supported by the program.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE ET DES FINANCES GOUVERNEMENT DU TOGO

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-TG-KZ0-002
Last Update 27 Sep 2020

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Contact Details

Name EKPO Alain Fabrice
Email a.ekpo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Togo