Togo’s Strong Development Co-operation Architecture
Togo’s 2020-2025 government roadmap outlines an ambitious vision for the country’s development across economic, social and environmental dimensions. The country’s sophisticated development co-operation architecture is a critical foundation for this roadmap’s implementation as it enhances multi-stakeholder collaboration for an effective use of resources.
Togo’s Ministry of Development Planning and Co-operation is responsible for development co-operation. To this end, it monitors the activities of development partners through periodic meetings.
In this context, the Ministry of Development Planning and Co-operation works in collaboration with various state and non-state stakeholders through periodic and regular exchanges to increase the effectiveness of Togo’s development co-operation.
Strengthening Inclusive Dialogue
In a context of increased urgency to accelerate the implementation of the 2020-2025 government roadmap due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences, in December 2021 Togo’s government held a GPEDC Action Dialogue with the overall objective of improving the effectiveness of Togo’s development co-operation. Throughout the discussions between government representatives, development partners as well as private sector, civil society and other non-state actor representatives, the importance of strengthening Togo’s sophisticated, existing development co-operation architecture was emphasized.
Participants appreciated the mechanisms in place supporting dialogue between development co-operation stakeholders, including through joint monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes. Building on existing mechanisms, the government committed to revitalize and – where needed – establish regular inclusive dialogue with state and non-state actors to identify and tackle challenges related to upholding the development effectiveness principles. For instance, to improve the enabling environment for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), it was agreed to establish a regular dialogue mechanism between CSOs and national authorities.
Embedding the New Global Partnership Monitoring Exercise in Country Level Processes
Building on a strong engagement with the GPEDC in the past through the 2021 Action Dialogue and participation in all three previous GPEDC monitoring rounds of 2014, 2016 and 2018, the government has already committed to leading the new monitoring exercise between 2023 and 2026. Launched at the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit, the new monitoring provides a unique opportunity for Togo to further strengthen its development co-operation architecture and improve capacities to monitor and improve development effectiveness in the country.
Like other partner countries, during each of the four-year global rolling rounds, which replace the biennial monitoring rounds in the past, Togo can choose the most suitable time to conduct the monitoring for optimally embedding it in country-level processes. Through this institutionalization, the new monitoring can support regular multi-stakeholder dialogue and action on enhancing the effectiveness of Togo’s development co-operation, further accelerating the implementation not only of the 2020-2025 government roadmap, but also of future development plans.
Please explore Togo’s page on the GPEDC Global Dashboard for updated information on the country’s participation in monitoring processes, development co-operation policies, mechanisms and more.