The Human Truth Foundation

Togo (Togolese Republic)

https://www.humantruth.info/togo.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#togo

Togo
Togolese Republic
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index146th best
CapitalLome
Land Area 54 390km21
LocationAfrica
Population7.9m2
Life Expectancy61.62yrs (2017)3
GNI$2 167 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesTG, TGO, 7685
Internet Domain.tg6
CurrencyFranc (XOF)7
Telephone+2288

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)9

Book CoverWith its palm-fringed beaches, verdant hills and savannah, and approximately 40 ethnic groups, Togo crams a whole lot of Africa into a surprisingly small space. For those fond of travelling off the beaten track, Togo will prove a rewarding destination. It offers a great diversity of landscapes, from the lakes and palm-fringed beaches along the Atlantic coastline to the rolling forested hills in the centre. As you head further north, the landscape leaves its mantle of lush forest green for the light green and yellowy tinges of savannah land. The cherry on top is Lomé, the low-key yet elegant capital, with its large avenues, tasty restaurants and throbbing nightlife - not to mention the splendid beaches on its doorstep. Togo is also an excellent playground for hikers - there´s no better ecofriendly way to experience the country´s savage beauty than on foot.

Another highlight is the culture. Togo is a melting pot. The fortified compounds of Koutammakou are a reminder that the country´s ethnically diverse population didn´t always get along. Nowadays, however, voodoo, Muslim, Christian and traditional festivals crowd the calendar and are often colourful celebrations for all.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Togo National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
159Ivory Coast0.550
160Tanzania0.549
161Pakistan0.544
162Togo0.539
163=Nigeria0.535
163=Haiti0.535
165Rwanda0.534
166=Benin0.525
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
172Rwanda$2 210
173Uganda$2 181
174Gambia$2 172
175Togo$2 167
176Mali$2 133
177Burkina Faso$2 118
178Guinea-Bissau$1 908
179Afghanistan$1 824
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
143Lesotho107.2
144Tanzania107.8
145Malawi108.3
146Togo109.3
147Cambodia109.6
148Gabon110.0
149Kiribati110.5
150Laos110.7
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

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 Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. 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: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Togo's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Togo's population is predicted to rise to 8.684 million by 2030. 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.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
98Papua New Guinea8.6m
99Switzerland8.5m
100Israel8.4m
101Togo7.9m
102Sierra Leone7.7m
103Hong Kong7.4m
104Laos7.1m
105Bulgaria7.1m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
174Botswana61.1
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
137Tonga3.81
138Papua New Guinea3.83
139Guatemala3.86
140Togo3.90
141Ethiopia3.91
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
12Nigeria05.1
13=Qatar05.1
14Somalia05.4
15=Togo05.4
16Ivory Coast05.6
17=Malawi05.6
17=Senegal05.6
19Yemen05.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
95Namibia3.8%
96Burkina Faso3.7%
97Trinidad & Tobago3.7%
98Togo3.6%
99Uzbekistan3.6%
100Rwanda3.6%
101Moldova3.5%
102Slovakia3.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
102Turkey5.6%
103Comoros5.6%
104Congo, (Brazzaville)5.6%
105Togo5.4%
106Ivory Coast5.4%
107Switzerland5.4%
108Malaysia5.3%
109Guinea5.2%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Togo's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Africa (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1S. Africa56.1
2Seychelles66.7
3Namibia69.4
...
24=Morocco102.7
25Rwanda104.1
26Nigeria106.9
27Togo107.6
28Zambia108.6
29=Algeria111.0
30Egypt113.4
31Libya114.8
32Congo, (Brazzaville)115.0
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
130Dominica105.2
131Kuwait106.5
132Nigeria106.9
133Togo107.6
134Laos108.1
135Zambia108.6
136Maldives110.4
137=Algeria111.0
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
82Russia17
83=Armenia17
84Egypt16
85=Togo16
85=Belarus16
85=Seychelles16
85=Tajikistan16
85=Ghana16
Africa Avg14.8
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
49Brazil7.36
50Guinea7.43
51Finland7.49
52Togo7.50
53Iraq7.55
54New Zealand7.56
55Iceland7.57
56Jamaica7.61
Africa Avg9.88
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
133Sierra Leone133
134Swaziland134
135Gabon135
136Togo136
137Bangladesh137
138Belize138
139Congo, (Brazzaville)139
140Nigeria140
Africa Avg114.2
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
79Dominican Rep.2834
80Lesotho2836
81Bhutan2842
82Togo2845
83Greece2846
84Kosovo2847
85Guinea2849
86Bulgaria2858
Africa Avg3511
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
120Turkey0.65
121=Niger0.67
121=Zimbabwe0.67
123Togo0.68
124=Cameroon0.69
124=Kenya0.69
124=Albania0.69
124=Malaysia0.69
Africa Avg0.96
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 summary on human rights in Togo stated:

Armed groups and security forces killed villagers at the border with Burkina Faso. The rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly were restricted on the pretext of containing the spread of Covid-19, and security. The right to freedom of expression was threatened. Arbitrary arrests and detention were documented. The president promulgated a law to protect students from sexual violence.

"The State of the World's Human Rights 2022/23" by Amnesty International (2023)24

Gender Equality:

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

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
25
Pos.201525
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
131Ghana0.55
132Lesotho0.55
133Syria0.55
134Togo0.56
135Kenya0.56
136Egypt0.57
137Swaziland0.57
138Cameroon0.57
Africa Avg0.54
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
54=Senegal1945
54=Indonesia1945
54=Japan1945
54=Togo1945
58N. Korea1946
59=Liberia1946
59=Romania1946
59=Panama1946
Africa Avg1961
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
26
Pos.2017
Score26
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
172Pakistan-26
173Egypt-27
174=Iraq-29
174=Togo-29
176Comoros-30
177=Angola-30
177=Uzbekistan-30
177=Tonga-30
Africa Avg-10.4
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
27
Pos.202127
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
130Ghana3.3
131=St Lucia3.3
132Solomon Islands3.5
133=Togo3.5
133=Turkey3.5
133=Turkmenistan3.5
133=Poland3.5
133=Tanzania3.5
Africa Avg3.1
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Togo's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
34Somalia113.1
35Uganda113.3
36S. Africa113.4
37Togo113.6
38Liberia113.8
39Mozambique113.9
40Central African Rep.115.5
41Guinea-Bissau116.4
42Cameroon117.8
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
165Somalia113.1
166Uganda113.3
167S. Africa113.4
168Togo113.6
169Liberia113.8
170Mozambique113.9
171Micronesia114.2
172Argentina114.9
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives29. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau29.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean29, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa29.

For more, see:

Health:

Togo is a pretty unhealthy country. Togo does better than average in its smoking rate30 and in its alcohol consumption rate31. When it comes to most other metrics, Togo does not do well. It does worse than average for its fertility rate13 (still low for Africa), its immunizations take-up32, its adolescent birth rate25 and in its average life expectancy11. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 when it comes to its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Togo improved by +6.5yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
174Botswana61.1
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
55Ethiopia2.9
56=Fiji3.0
56=Benin3.0
58Togo3.1
59=Central African Rep.3.3
59=Tajikistan3.3
61Kenya3.4
62Mauritius3.6
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
137Tonga3.81
138Papua New Guinea3.83
139Guatemala3.86
140Togo3.90
141Ethiopia3.91
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
30
Pos.201430
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
50St Lucia 232
51Mali 236
52Dominican Rep. 245
53Togo 250
54Kenya 257
55Mauritius 261
56El Salvador 280
57Comoros 289
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
145Botswana145
146Samoa146
147Jamaica147
148Togo148
149Tonga149
150Nigeria150
151St Lucia151
152Trinidad & Tobago152
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
32=Sierra Leone27.7
32=Tanzania27.7
34Zambia27.8
35=Togo28.1
35=Mali28.1
37Indonesia28.2
38=Somalia28.4
38=Senegal28.4
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
25
Pos.2015
Per 100025
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
157Zambia90.4
158Kenya90.9
159Central African Rep.91.9
160Togo92.0
161Lesotho92.7
162Dominican Rep.97.9
163Gabon99.9
164Somalia103.9
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
32
Pos.2015
Avg %32
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
141Belarus85.3
142=Canada85.2
142=Guatemala85.2
144Togo84.3
145Zambia84.2
146Congo, (Brazzaville)83.6
147Cameroon83.3
148Laos83.3
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Togo's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
29Senegal88.5
30Cape Verde92.3
31Angola93.2
32Togo96.0
33Rwanda96.3
34Central African Rep.96.5
35Namibia99.0
36Guinea-Bissau99.3
37Comoros99.5
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
124Myanmar (Burma)93.3
125Kazakhstan95.4
126Estonia95.8
127Togo96.0
128Rwanda96.3
129Central African Rep.96.5
130Barbados97.0
131Poland98.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Togo comes 127th in the world regarding its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Togo comes in the best 20 for annual meat consumption per person36. However Togo performs less well in most areas. It does worse than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population37, how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity and in its environmental performance38. It sits amongst the bottom 20 in energy to GDP efficiency39 (amongst the worst in Africa). And finally, it is the worst in its forested percent change 1990-201540.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
40
Pos.2015
%40
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
177N. Korea-38.7
178Niger-41.3
179Pakistan-41.7
180Honduras-43.6
181Mauritania-45.9
182Uganda-56.4
183Nigeria-59.4
184Togo-72.6
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
38
Pos.201838
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
156Gambia42.4
157Congo, (Brazzaville)42.4
158Bosnia & Herzegovina41.8
159Togo41.8
160Liberia41.6
161Cameroon40.8
162Swaziland40.3
163Djibouti40.0
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better39
Pos.201439
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
110S. Africa04.48
111Bahrain04.10
112Ukraine03.28
113Togo02.88
114Ethiopia02.81
115Mozambique02.47
116Iceland02.41
117Zimbabwe02.31
Africa Avg07.42
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
126Bhutan1995 Nov 23
127=Mozambique1995 Nov 23
128Solomon Islands1996 Jan 01
129Togo1996 Jan 02
130Botswana1996 Jan 10
131Moldova1996 Jan 18
132Guinea-Bissau1996 Jan 25
133Sudan1996 Jan 28
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better37
Pos.2011
%37
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
81Rwanda35.8%
82Romania33.4%
83Luxembourg33.3%
84Togo33.3%
85Benin32.6%
86Bulgaria32.5%
87Kyrgyzstan32.0%
88Georgia31.9%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2021
kg36
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
10Niger08.1
11Afghanistan08.7
12Uganda09.4
13Togo09.4
14Kenya10.3
15Mozambique10.4
16Sierra Leone11.7
17Sri Lanka12.0
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Togo's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #modernity #research #science #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
28Ivory Coast121.3
29Malawi121.6
30Mali124.1
31Togo124.4
32Angola124.8
33Djibouti125.8
34Liberia130.8
35Tanzania132.0
36Mozambique133.8
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
167Guyana122.6
168Syria123.5
169Mali124.1
170Togo124.4
171Angola124.8
172San Marino125.0
173Djibouti125.8
174Myanmar (Burma)127.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2942
2Israel4.1142
3Japan3.5842
...
86=Uruguay0.2343
86=Mongolia0.2344
86=Bermuda0.2344
89Togo0.2243
90=Nigeria0.2245
91Azerbaijan0.2144
92Burkina Faso0.2046
93Vietnam0.1947
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
48
Pos.201848
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
124Namibia41.1%
125Syria41.0%
126Sao Tome & Principe40.8%
127Togo40.5%
128Laos40.4%
129Algeria38.9%
130Guatemala37.8%
131Pakistan37.2%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
49
Pos.2021
Years49
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
111Paraguay13.0
112Gabon13.0
113Vietnam13.0
114Togo13.0
115Bahamas12.9
116Nepal12.9
117St Lucia12.9
118Libya12.9
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
108Yemen108
109Brazil109
110Nicaragua110
111Togo111
112Belize112
113Algeria113
114Bahamas114
115Bahrain115
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better50
Pos.200650
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
110=Jamaica71
110=Ghana71
112Namibia70
113=Togo70
113=Botswana70
113=Rwanda70
113=Benin70
117Ivory Coast69
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
178Solomon Islands10%
179Liberia9%
180Congo, (Brazzaville)8%
181=Togo7%
181=Comoros7%
183Afghanistan7%
184Malawi7%
185Mozambique6%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
52
Pos.2022
%52
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
90=Ivory Coast35.0
90=Congo, (Brazzaville)35.0
90=Namibia35.0
93Togo34.0
94=Mozambique34.0
94=Albania34.0
94=Montenegro34.0
94=Kazakhstan34.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
53
Pos.2022
Points53
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
129Bolivia31.0
130Egypt30.0
131=Mauritania30.0
131=Togo30.0
131=Swaziland30.0
131=Djibouti30.0
131=Papua New Guinea30.0
136Gabon29.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
54
Pos.2018
Score54
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
136Benin4.1
137Sudan4.1
138Ukraine4.1
139Togo4.0
140Guinea4.0
141Lesotho3.8
142Angola3.8
143Madagascar3.8
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
74Antigua & Barbuda74
75Turkey75
76Kyrgyzstan76
77Togo77
78Albania78
79Brunei79
80Suriname80
81Fiji81
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
13Austria13
14Germany14
15Albania15
16Togo16
17France17
18Singapore18
19Malaysia19
20Nicaragua20
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
55
Pos.2023
Score55
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
102Kyrgyzstan2.12
103=Peru2.13
103=Guatemala2.13
103=Togo2.13
106Guyana2.13
107Sri Lanka2.14
108Bahrain2.15
109Swaziland2.17
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
35S. Korea35
36Qatar36
37Germany37
38Togo38
39Argentina39
40China40
41Canada41
42Azerbaijan42
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
130Samoa130
131Antigua & Barbuda131
132Azerbaijan132
133Togo133
134St Vincent & Grenadines134
135Afghanistan135
136Trinidad & Tobago136
137Nigeria137
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
56
Pos.2019
Score56
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
4Equatorial Guinea0.00
5Cambodia0.00
6Portugal0.00
7Croatia0.00
8Benin0.00
9Mauritania0.00
10Slovenia0.00
11Costa Rica0.00
12Romania0.00
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better57
Pos.201957
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
162Mozambique29.80
163Pakistan29.90
164Mauritania30.00
165Togo30.50
166Niger30.90
167Guinea31.30
168=Burkina Faso32.00
168=Angola32.00
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better58
Pos.2017
%58
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
113Angola42.7
114Uganda42.8
115Nigeria43.0
116Togo43.1
117Zimbabwe43.2
118=Chad43.3
118=Peru43.3
120Mexico43.4
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better59
Pos.2018
Severity59
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
71Yemen.241
72Cameroon.243
73Malawi.243
74Togo.249
75Rwanda.259
76Mauritania.261
77Zambia.261
78Uganda.269
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion

Disbelief In God (2007)60
Pos.Higher is better
%60
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
93=Syria0
93=Sierra Leone0
93=Thailand0
93=Togo0
93=Benin0
93=Tunisia0
93=Uganda0
93=Bangladesh0
93=UAE0
93=Azerbaijan0
93=Algeria0
93=Yemen0
93=Zambia0
93=Tanzania0
93=Malaysia0
93=Haiti0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

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 below61:

Christian43.7%
Muslim14%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion35.6%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated6.2%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%62.

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