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RDF support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s new project in the Solomon Islands. RDF’s new project in Solomon Island In August 2022, RDF won a World Bank contract to install the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS) within the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) in the Solomon Islands. As a part of the project, RDF Implementation Specialist Shalmalee Ghate travelled to Honiara in October to implement the software solutions and train the staff of MMERE. The project aims to digitize the mining license registry, launch […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact on tax audits in Cameroon. In Cameroon, the FUSION project, together with the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI) and in cooperation with GIZ, has seen an exciting new software module being launched: The RD Fusion Controls Module. This module aims to increase accountability and efficiency of the audit process. The Tax Audit Process The audit process in Cameroon follows three main steps: Planning, Execution and Evaluation. The Planning phase involves data analysis and risk management to select […]
RDF support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact in Cameroon. In Cameroon, the deadline for companies to sutheir tax returns have passed. Over 40,000 companies have now submitted through the RDF GovIn portal e-service to DGI, the tax authority. This is over 30% more than last year, and late submissions still keeps coming in. Systems installed GovIn e-service portal, where companies acess their electronic forms to submit RD Fusion, where data from all tax-related data sources are collated, including the submission online. TAS, the new RDF tax […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact in Rwanda. In late 2021, RDF won a contract with the Rwanda Minerals, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB), funded by the GIZ German international cooperation agency. The contract is under a regional project addressing trade of conflict minerals in the great lakes region. RDF have implemented MCAS and the online repository portal under the name Geological Information and Mining Cadastre System (GIMCS). It replaces the previous cadastre sytem and digitalize all key processes in RMB, involving all […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone just published its EITI Validation Report auditing the year 2019. The report gives credit to the MCAS system and the GoSL Online Repository used by the National Minerals Agency. Here is what the report says: ” Sierra Leone has an online (an updated) cadastre system, the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS) which provides information on the following with the view to ensuring transparency in the management of minerals rights. This Online Repository […]
During 2021, RDF’s impact continued to accelerate, as new systems and modules were added to existing ones already in use by civil servants in government institutions in 12 developing countries. Online e-services were also increasingly introduced in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Cameroon, adding thousands of company users to the over 1,000 civil servants already using our systems. Total revenue mobilized through RDF systems increased by USD 496 Million. RDF have now helped governments mobilize a cumulative USD 2,347 Million through our systems. In the beginning of the year, we surpassed our USD 2 Billion target we aimed for in our […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Ghana. In Ghana, the Minerals Commission announced that companis should start sumitting applications online from 1 November. The Ghana Mining Repository allows companies to register and, upon approval manage their licences. All the major mining companies are already submitting their production reports online and have done so for over a year now. So far over 800 production reports have been submitted. The Minerals Commission recevies them electronically in the MCAS system for review and compliance feedback. […]
The RDF Board of Directors yesterday decided to position RDF to help developing countries improve governance of concessions for electric power production and distribution grids. “Electricty generation and distribution will receive significant investments in the future, not only because of the transition to a greener economy, but also as developing countries takes advantage of new technology related to solar and micro-grids and become less dependent on petroleum imports”, says RDF’s Managing Director Aasmund Andersen. RDF will develop a demonstration system and a concept note that will be circulated to stakeholders to help identify a pilot project.
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Cameroon. In Cameroon, almost 27,000 companies submitted their tax return this year (Déclarations Statistiques et Fiscales / DSF) through the GovIn e-service portal. This year small businesses were also asked to submit and 12,500 did this for the first time, and within the deadline in May. The GIZ-funded project significantly increases the tax base, by introducing taxpayers services online. In April, our Senior Revenue Specialist Vera Magero arrived in Yaounde, taking over the project from Myriam […]
RDF specialists and the management team is working tirelessly in all our partner countries to support governments to progress on digitalization, despite the pandemic. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work on EITI mainstreaming. On 24 March, RDF organized a webinar on EITI mainstreaming. Over 100 participants registered and we were glad to have key stakeholders in 30 countries engaged. The webinar focused on the results from the first mainstreaming implementation in Senegal. EITI Senegal presented how all key government systems are now integrated using the RDF Fusion system, and companies are reporting online using GovIn. This […]