On 16 March 2017 in Lomé, the Ministry of Economy and Finance organized a workshop to publish the results of the 2016 Macroeconomic Forecasting Survey. Spotted a reporter from the Afreepress news agency.
In launching the workshop, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Badawassou Gnaro, representing his minister responsible, explained that “the information gathered through this survey enabled us to detect possible difficulties in the sector Private partnership in the creation of wealth “. He went on to say that this information helps to anticipate the consequences and help the government to take appropriate measures and strategies in order to raise the Togolese economy on a more vigorous and sustained path of growth for a sustainable and inclusive development.
According to the results presented during this workshop organized with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), overall there is an improvement in the level of activity with an expected annual growth rate of 7.5 % In 2016. The projections for 2017 show a growth rate of 5.8%. 6894 jobs would be created in 2016 (2744 permanent and 4150 temporary) while the trade balance would still be in deficit