Togo Pest Analysis

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The West African country of Togo, also know as the Togolese Republic, is located on a narrow strip of sub-Saharan land found along on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and more specifically along the Bight of Benin. The country is pinched between Benin on the east and Ghana on the West, with Burkina Faso creating its northern border (see figure 3). Togo controls a total land and water area of 56,785 square km, which places it on the CIA’s World Fact Book’s world comparison scale at number 126 out of 257 nations. For comparison, Togo’s size is slightly smaller than that of the state of West Virginia’s territory.
The climate of the Togolese Republic is semiarid in the northern portion of the country, and is hot, humid and tropical in the more
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Male and female median ages are 19.4 and 19.9 years respectively, averaging a total median age for the population of 19.6 years old. The Togolese age structure consists of approximately 42% of the population being under the age of 15, while only ~3% have reached 65+ years of age group. With the remaining ~55% of the populace being between those categories we can calculate the current total dependency ratio of the country, which sits at roughly 81.8%. Togo’s dependency ratio is substantially higher than the average LDCs, MDCs, and the world overall. Problems often associated with high dependency ratios due to a large portion of the population being of a non-working age, include lower tax revenues, higher government spending, as well as an increased burden on the productive members of society. Additionally, the economy and labor market could experience difficulties employing and accommodating the needs of the large youth population as they continue to mature, reaching the employment and procreation …show more content…
For example, the crude death rate is the most common and basic measurement used and currently Togo’s rate is at 11 deaths per 1,000 people of the population. Another typical measure of mortality conditions is the infant mortality rate (deaths before the age of 1). The Togolese Republic’s current infant mortality rate is at 49 deaths per 1,000 live births of the nation and the average life expectancy for both sexes is 57 years old (56 for males, 57 for females). The Infant mortality rate has dropped substantially from 116 in the year 1970 down to 49 deaths per 1,000 live births and the life expectancy of citizens has increased from age 46.5 to 57 years old (see figure 1). As of 2014, the percent of the population that is age 15 to 24 with HIV/AIDS is estimated to be at around 1.3%, .05% males and .08% females. mortality rates have declined significantly from 1990 to 2013 from 660 to 450 deaths per 100,000 live births (see figure 2). The 2010 estimate of lifetime risk assessment of deaths due to maternal causes in Togo was at one in eighty women (see figure 3). Another sign of development is that from 1960 to 2000, Togo’s child mortality rate has dropped significantly from 218 down to 142 deaths of children under 5 years old per 1,000 live births. From these different mortality condition measures, we can deduce that the Togolese Republic

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