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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 […]
Now more than ever, government public administration systems are important in order to allow civil servants to remain operational under restrictions. Government institutions in 12 developing countries are using RDF systems and over a thousand civil servants are registered users, performing a key part of their work in their respective systems. RDF staff remain at their country duty stations, as normal, implementing projects and supporting their government counter-parts. As workplace restrictions are introduced, RDF adopt and adjust according to the decisions of the authorities. In order to further support our institutions through this crisis, RDF will focus on: Accelerating the […]
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RDF has worked tirelessly with all our partner institutions to ensure they are able to continue performing their tasks. RDF staff have mostly remained at their country duty stations, implementing our projects and supporting their government counterparts. As workplace restrictions are introduced, RDF is adopting and adjusting to the decisions of the respective authorities. Now more than ever, government public administration systems are important in order to allow civil servants to remain operational under restrictions and RDF is fully prepared to work with partners to ensure governments are equipped to fulfill their duties. In this month’s newsletter, we will […]