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Togo (Togolese Republic)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Togo
Togolese Republic
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index172nd best
CapitalLome
Land Area1 54 390 km2
LocationAfrica
Population26.283 million
Life Expectancy357.53yrs (2012)
GNI3$ 928
ISO3166-1 Codes4TG, TGO, 768
Internet Domain5.tg
Currency6Franc (XOF)
Telephone7+228

1. Overview

French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community. In January 2012, Togo assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Togo National and Social Development

UN's Human Development Index
Country2012
score
Average
1980-2010
1Norway95.587.3
2Australia93.888.9
3USA93.787.8
...
156Papua New Guinea46.639.2
157Nepal46.335.9
158Lesotho46.144.0
159Togo45.938.9
160Yemen45.841.7
161Uganda45.637.1
162Haiti45.640.0
163Zambia44.839.8
164Djibouti44.542.7
165Gambia43.934.2
166Benin43.634.3
167Rwanda43.431.1
168Ivory Coast43.237.1
Data Source
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden89.9
2Iceland88.7
3Denmark88.3
...
169India41.0
170Malawi40.8
171Gambia40.7
172Togo40.5
173Rwanda40.4
174Zambia40.2
175Equatorial Guinea39.7
176Saudi Arabia38.0
177Burundi37.9
178Guinea-Bissau37.5
179Ethiopia36.8
180Pakistan36.0
181Mali34.7
182Niger34.6
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others. The values in the chart are factored by 100.

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (at birth)
1Japan83.6
2Hong Kong83
3Switzerland82.5
...
162Djibouti58.3
163Congo, (Brazzaville)57.8
164Kenya57.7
165Togo57.5
166Liberia57.3
167Benin56.5
168Rwanda55.7
169Burkina Faso55.9
Data Source
Fertility Rate
1Korea, N.2.0
2Brunei2.0
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.0
...
137Tonga3.8
138Papua New Guinea3.8
139Guatemala3.9
140Togo3.9
141Ethiopia3.9
142Ghana4.0
143Solomon Islands4.1
144Burundi4.1
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
103Libya6.469m4
104Jordan6.457m73
105Laos6.374m28
106Togo6.283m116
107El Salvador6.264m302
108Sierra Leone6.126m86
109Nicaragua5.955m49
Data Source

Togo's population is predicted to rise to 8.684 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 3.90.

The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
52Italy1945
53Indonesia1945
54Senegal1945
55Togo1945
56Slovenia1945
57Croatia1945
58Liberia1946
59Guatemala1946
Gender Equality
1Netherlands0.04
2Sweden0.05
3Denmark0.06
...
119Tanzania0.56
120Iraq0.56
121Ghana0.57
122Togo0.57
123Pakistan0.57
124Malawi0.57
125Mozambique0.58
126Egypt0.59
Data Source

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Togo is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Disbelief In God
1Vietnam81%
2Japan65%
3Sweden64%
...
89Benin0%
90Algeria0%
91Botswana0%
92Togo0%
93Burundi0%
94Chad0%
95Bangladesh0%
96Tunisia0%
Data Source

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian43.7%
Muslim14%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion35.6%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated6.2%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%10.

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6. The Internet

Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
152Equatorial Guinea6.00
153Botswana6.00
154Eritrea5.40
155Togo5.38
156Comoros5.10
157Solomon Islands5.00
158Congo, (Brazzaville)5.00
159Mozambique4.17
Data Source

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
11
CountryValue11
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
137Czech Rep.116.5
138Venezuela117.5
139Georgia117.75
140Togo118
141Morocco119
142Tunisia121
143Montenegro121.75
144Bulgaria122
Personal, Civil and Economic Freedom12
CountryRank12
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
133Sierra Leone133
134Swaziland134
135Gabon135
136Togo136
137Bangladesh137
138Belize138
139Congo, (Brazzaville)139
140Nigeria140
Average IQ
1Singapore108
2Korea, S.106
3Taiwan105
...
111Botswana70
112Benin70
113Namibia70
114Togo70
115Niger69
116Nigeria69
117Burundi69
118Ivory Coast69
Data Source
Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
97Benin16
98Monaco16
99Belize16
100Togo16
101Bangladesh15
102Andorra15
103Chad15
104Cape Verde15
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
79Dominican Rep.99.3
80Lesotho99.3
81Bhutan99.3
82Togo99.3
83Greece99.3
84Kosovo99.3
85Guinea99.3
86Bulgaria99.3
Data Source
R & D Spending
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.2913
2Israel4.1113
3Japan3.5813
...
86Sudan0.2314
87Uruguay0.2315
88Mongolia0.2316
89Togo0.2215
90Nigeria0.2217
91Azerbaijan0.2116
92Burkina Faso0.2018
93Vietnam0.1919
Gross National Income
1Qatar$87 478
2Liechtenstein$84 880
3Kuwait$52 793
...
172Afghanistan$1 000
173Comoros$ 986
174Guinea$ 941
175Togo$ 928
176Mozambique$ 906
177Sierra Leone$ 881
178Mali$ 853
179Madagascar$ 828
Data Source
Happiness
1Denmark7.8
2Netherlands7.6
3Norway7.6
...
143Afghanistan3.8
144Senegal3.8
145Benin3.7
146Chad3.7
147Yemen3.7
148Central African Rep.3.6
149Botswana3.6
150Togo2.8
Data Source
Environmental Performance
1Iceland93.5
2Switzerland89.1
3Costa Rica86.4
...
155Mali39.4
156Turkmenistan38.4
157Niger37.6
158Togo36.4
159Angola36.3
160Mauritania33.7
161Central African Rep.33.3
162Sierra Leone32.1
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
160Pakistan-40
161Botswana-50
162Morocco-50
163Togo-50
164Benin-50
165Oman-50
166Syria-50
167Eritrea-50
Data Source

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/togo.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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References: (What's this?)

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index. On www.cafonline.org.

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Feb 28.

Lynn, Harvey & Nyborg
(2009) Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations. Richard Lynn, John Harvey and Helmuth Nyborg article "Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations" in Intelligence (2009 Jan/Feb) vol. 37 issue 1 pages 11-15. Online at www.sciencedirect.com, accessed 2009 Sep 15.

OECD
(2016) Research and development (R&D) - Gross domestic spending on R&D. Data from data.oecd.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 28.

The Fraser Institute
(2016) The Human Freedom Index. Published by The Cato Institute, The Fraser Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Covers data up to 2014. On www.fraserinstitute.org/.../human-freedom-index-2016..

UNESCO
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from unesdoc.unesco.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 30.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

World Bank
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from databank.worldbank.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 29.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2013) .^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/to.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  11. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  12. Fraser Institute, the (2016) . Covers data for 2014.^
  13. OECD (2016) data for year 2014.^
  14. UNESCO data for year 2007.^
  15. World Bank data for year 2012.^
  16. World Bank data for year 2013.^
  17. World Bank data for year 2007.^
  18. World Bank data for year 2009.^
  19. World Bank data for year 2011.^

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