Number of persons registered

1 394 237

Number
of beneficiaries

581 130

Distribution of beneficiaries by gender

376 108

205 022

Total amount
disbursed

11 668 153 500

F CFA

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What is NOVISSI?

To support eligible Togolese citizens in the informal sector whose daily income has been disrupted by the Coronavirus crisis, the Government of Togo has set up the “NOVISSI” cash transfer scheme. NOVISSI provides monthly financial aid to the most vulnerable individuals and families throughout the duration of the state of health emergency.

Novissi at a glance

Great Lomé & Tchaoudjo

3 August 2020

Ongoing

8 June 2020

Number of persons registered

1 379 835

Number
of beneficiaries

567 002

Distribution of beneficiaries by gender

370 654

196 348

Total amount
disbursed

11 362 973 000

F CFA

Soudou

3 August 2020

Ongoing

Number of persons registered

5 952

Number
of beneficiaries

5 850

Distribution of beneficiaries by gender

3 204

2 646

Total amount
disbursed

65 494 000

F CFA

Getting started with NOVISSI

Who is eligible to receive support under NOVISSI?

To qualify for the NOVISSI programme, applicants must:

be a Togolese citizen
resident in Togo

Be an informal worker whose daily revenue has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis

Possess a voter's ID card

be 18 years or older

Who is eligible to receive support under NOVISSI?

To qualify for the NOVISSI programme, applicants must:

be a Togolese citizen
resident in Togo

be an informal worker whose daily revenue has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis

Possess a voter's ID card

be 18 years or older

How to register for NOVISSI?

Dial *855# on your mobile phone (all networks in Togo)

Follow the prompts provide the requested information

Submit your application at the end of the menu

Register for NOVISSI

If you respond to the eligibility criteria, register now

Dial

*855#

How much do beneficiaries receive?

During the state of health emergency in Togo, NOVISSI beneficiaries will receive cash transfers worth:

12 250 F CFA

per month for women

10 500 F CFA

per month for men

Half of this amount is paid every two weeks to each beneficiary’s mobile money account. These regular payments will continue for the duration of the state of health emergency.

To avoid physical contact and reduce the risk of spreading the virus, the Government strongly advises that beneficiaries take advantage of mobile payments when using NOVISSI funds to cater for basic needs such as:

Purchasing food and water

Paying water and electricity bills

Purchasing airtime

What can NOVISSI aid be spent on?

Documents

NOVISSI receives widespread adoption by the population of Soudou after first two weeks in canton

The Government revises the NOVISSI programme as all curfews are lifted in Togo

Togolese Government gives support to informal workers affected by its measures against COVID-19

NOVISSI in the news

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The Conversation

September 2, 2020

Togo : Novissi, un programme de revenu universel de solidarité et un modèle pour l'Afrique

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IMF Press Center

September 2, 2020

Digitalizing Sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and Hurdles

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The Guardian

September 2, 2020

Coronavirus is a crisis for the developing world, but here's why it needn't be a catastrophe

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Financial Times

September 2, 2020

Mobile cash is the best way to help Africa fight Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NOVISSI? NOVISSI is a 100% digital social intervention established by the Togolese Government to support eligible Togolese citizens in the informal sector whose daily income has been disrupted by the Coronavirus crisis. It is a cash transfer scheme which provides monthly financial aid to the most vulnerable individuals and families throughout the duration of the state of health emergency.
Can I still register for NOVISSI even if my profile does not meet the current eligibility criteria? YES! The eligibility criteria are constantly changing as the situation in Togo evolves. Interested persons are advised to register to benefit from the programme as soon as their profile is considered eligible to receive NOVISSI aid.
What are the main phone numbers for the programme? Dial *855# to register. Call 855 for questions and complaints.
How much should beneficiaries from NOVISSI each month? NOVISSI aid is targeted at people whose daily income is no longer guaranteed due to disruptions caused by the Coronavirus crisis. Amount of financial aid given varies between men and women. Men: 10 500 FCFA/month Women: 12,250 FCFA/month

For further enquiries

Call toll-free

855