Welcome To Benin

  • Country Profile
  • Development Agenda

The Republic of Benin (formerly known as Dahomey) is a Presidential Republic in West Africa. It shares a border with Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Benin’s economy is largely informal with informal re-export and transit trade to Nigeria accounting for over 65% of the economy and 90% of the country’s labour.

President: Patrice Talon

Capital: Porto-Novo

Population: 9.5 million

Religion: Christianity, Islam, Indeginous beliefs

Languages: French, Fon, Ge, Yoruba

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Programme d’Actions du Gouvernement 2016-2022

In December 2016, the newly elected government adopted the development program Programme d’Actions du Gouvernement 2016-2022’ which is built around 45 flagship projects aimed at improving economic productivity and the social conditions of the population.