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In view of improving Togo competitiveness in trade and logistics services, the World Bank in agreement with the Government of Togo decided to conduct a survey in the Togolese transportation industry. The objective of this survey is to conduct the situational analysis of the transport sector in Togoin the perspectiveof its professionalization. This survey is assigned to the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO)in association with the Ivorian National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA).

The general objective of this survey is to better understand the Togolese transport industry for a possible professionalization. The specific objective is to describe the organization of goods transport sector, understand its operation so as to identify the implementation means to make it more efficient. Specifically, the following information shall be provided:

Features of transport companies: legal status, key and subsidiary activities, relations with other companies, means, geographical location and number of years in business;

Fleet: nature and structure of the fleet, procurement and renewal policies, funding policies;

Staff: structure (management, administration, drivers and mechanics) and size of the workforce, age and gender pattern, levels of training, range of salary;

Method of accessing freight;

Prices, costs and vehicles operations;

The position of companies operating in the industry on their challenges, and their ability to engage in the reform process.

The survey presents both a quantitative and qualitative component. The quantitative component consists in collecting information from goods transport operators using a questionnaire. This phase will help collect information with regard to the features, operation and constraints of transport companies. The qualitative component consists in conducting a series of interviews with the actors of the sector. This will help understand the sociology of the sector.

The survey will be held over a period of ten weeks, from May 9 to July 15, 2016, and will be conducted among transport operators, trucker drivers, licensed clearing agents, consignees and cargo handlers. It will take place in Lomé, and at the following borders: Kodjoviakopé(Togo-Ghana),SanveeCondji(Togo-benin) andCinkansé(Togo-Burkina FASO).

A meeting was held on Friday May 27, 2016 for the official launch of the survey. It was chaired by the Togolese Director of Road and Rail Transport, with the participation of over hundred participants mainly comprising actors in the Togolese transport sector.

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