Togo's macroeconomic situation remains difficult, despite some modest improvements. Despite the impact of the global recession, program implementation has generally been satisfactory, although corrective actions are necessary for recent slippages. Debt management and monitoring are being strengthened. In light of the difficult macroeconomic conditions, a countercyclical fiscal policy stance is required. Sustainable fiscal policy requires a gradual consolidation, as global conditions improve further. Togo's main economic challenges are continuing to strengthen public finances and completing structural reforms to enhance growth potential.