Togo. The government that took office at the end of 2007 after the general election resigned in September. The reason for the departure was that the government fulfilled its mission of consolidating the nation, laying the foundations for growth and development, improving access to basic community services and confirming Togo’s place in the international community. The government came after seemingly honest attempts to create reconciliation in the country, hard-fought by decades of dictatorship. It was therefore surprising that no opposition representatives had been prepared for it.
Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, an economist with a successful career in the UN development agency UNDP, was appointed as new Prime Minister. For his countrymen, however, he was fairly unknown and the appointment was surprising. Nor was the opposition invited to participate.
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|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 12,970,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||4.40%|
|GDP per capita||1,700 USD|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||32%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||7.10%|
|Investment volume||18.2% of GDP|
|National debt||75.70% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 215,100,000|
|Number of visitors||282,000|
According to Countryaah reports, the population of Togo in 2008 was 6,421,568, ranking number 104 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.730% yearly, and the population density was 118.0673 people per km2.