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During 2020, the impact of RDF continued to accelarate, as new systems and modules were added to existing ones already in place at government institutions in 12 developing countries. Total revenue mobilized through RDF systems increased by USD 769 Million to a cumulative USD 1,851 Million throughout RDF lifetime. This is very close to our USD 2 Billion moonshot target we aimed for in our strategic plan for 2016-2020. The increase is largely a result of expanding into the collection of coporate income tax using GovIn and TAS in Cameroon. In other areas, RDF impact is not measured by revenue, […]
Compte rendu du lancement de la plateforme GOVIN 08/12/2020 Etaient présents : Le Secrétaire général du Ministère des Mines et de la Géologie, les membres du Ministère des Mines, les membres de l’ITIE, le consultant National de l’ITIE, les membres de la Société Civile, la Coalition Nationale Publique ce que vous payez, le Réseau de Femmes Africaines Ministres et Parlementaires, la Cour des Comptes, Women in Mining Guinea, la Direction  Nationale des impôts, le CPDM( Centre de Promotion et de Développement Minier), la DNTCP (Direction Nationale du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique), le BSD (le Bureau de la Stratégie et de […]
RDF Revenue Specialists and the Programme Team is working tirelessly in all our partner countries to enable governments to run as efficiently as possible, despite the pandemic. We have seen several successes in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and other countries in transitioning governments to digital platforms. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in the Republic of the Congo with the Ministry of Hydrocarbons (MHC). The oil and gas cadastre project in Congo funded by the government of Congo through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons (MHC) (more precisely the Direction Générale des Hydrocarbons -DGH), is implemented by […]
Despite COVID-19 restrictions in many of our client institutions, our Revenue Specialists continue to work and push our projects forward. Over the past months, we have adapted our clients’ systems to match their needs, some moving to the cloud to allow distance working, others moving the systems back to their local network servers, as offices re-open. In Sierra Leone, the valuation module has now been introduced on MCAS, allowing valuations of diamonds and gold exports to be done using the system. In Liberia, several FUSION training sessions were conducted with the officials from the Liberia Revenue Authority over the Zoom platform. Similarly, in […]
Despite COVID-19 restrictions in many of our client institutions, our Revenue Specialists continue to work and push our projects forward. Over the past months, we have adapted our clients’ systems to match their needs, some moving to the cloud to allow distance working, others moving the systems back to their local network servers, as offices re-open. In Sierra Leone, the valuation module has now been introduced on MCAS, allowing valuations of diamonds and gold exports to be done using the system. In Liberia, several FUSION training sessions were conducted with the officials from the Liberia Revenue Authority over the Zoom […]
Started in December 2019 with a World Bank funding, RDF have implemented the key systems required for EITI mainstreaming in Senegal. The achievements are substantial and place Senegal as one of the forerunners in terms of modernization of EITI processes. The technical solution deployed during the project consists of several interconnected RDF systems: FUSION, GovIn, the GovIn Administrator Interface, and the Online Information Portal. FUSION is a data centralization and sharing platform with cross-referencing and data analysis functionalities, addressed to the collecting administrations. Automatically populated by some government systems, or updated through manual upload of data files by other government […]
The past month has been busy at RDF with all our Revenue Specialists working with client institutions to continue the services offered, in spite of the setbacks experienced due to the pandemic. In Liberia, our team successfully conducted FUSION training with the Liberia Revenue Authority over Zoom platform. 10 civil servants from the Liberia Revenue Authority participated and are currently gearing up for the next round of training sessions. In Cameroon, RDF developed a new functionality to manage audit procedures, which is currently undergoing testing from the client institution. In Guinea, GovIn was validated with EITI and training sessions are being planned […]
xCAS version 5.2 will start rolling out this week. The most significant new features is document verification using QR barcodes and a new module for the valuation of precious assets like gold and diamonds for export. xCAS now also allows the use of GovIn to submit reports; companies can complete GovIn reporting forms when promted about due reports in the the Online Repository portal. The new valuations module facilitates valuation of diamonds in parictular, including issuing the Kimberley certificate. With QR barcodes on export permits and the shipment certificate, customs officers can also look up and verify the shipment documents […]
This past month, in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic, RDF worked with clients across the globe in transferring the systems to cloud-based servers to facilitate working from home. In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, RDF systems are now online, allowing staff to access the systems remotely from home. In addition, Sierra Leone has completed the development of valuations module on MCAS, allowing the The Directorate of Precious Minerals Trading (PMT) to now process the mineral valuations using the MCAS system, and to issue the Kimberly Certificate. A significant milestone was also reached in Ghana, with 18 Large […]
Despite COVID-19 disrupting the socioeconomic conditions in all countries we work in, RDF has continued to achieve significant milestones in the past month. EITI Senegal went live with RDF’s GovIn module, allowing oil and mining companies to submit their declarations online for the 2019 fiscal year. Concurrently, government administrations started using RDF’s Fusion in Senegal, which was implemented to facilitate the cross-institutional integration of data across the extractive industry sector. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has been utilizing the royalty module for its mineral contracts and Ghana successfully registered 16 Mining Lease Companies, who are now looking forward to submitting […]