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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 […]
A busy start to 2020 at RDF, with numerous activities and milestones being achieved in our implementing countries! In Mali, RDF successfully deployed its RD Monitor System to support the formalisation and collection of information on the ASM sector in the two rural municipalities, Sadiola and Faléa. Moreover, our project in Ghana successfully completed the digitization of all mining licenses and showcased the online applications process in the Mining Indaba conference.  In Cameroon, our developer Lidia held informative training sessions on system maintenance and troubleshooting with the FUSION Helpdesk Staff. Furthermore, a workshop on the new Online FUSION was held in […]
The Revenue Development Foundation is successfully venturing into 2020 with projects in over 10 countries in Africa and Central Asia. While a new FUSION and Golvn project was initiated in Senegal, Ghana recently saw the kick off of phase 2 of MCAS project. Throughout 2019, several training sessions were held and upgrades were done to our systems in Malawi,  Zambia, Mali, Liberia, Afghanistan, Congo and Sierra Leone. In addition, over 8000 companies submitted taxes using RDF’s Golvn in Cameroon and an unprecedented level of collaboration through a digital platform between the Customs, Ministry of Mines and Geology and the Tax Department was observed in […]
We are incredibly proud to announce that the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI) in Cameroon has launched RDF’s system for online submission of annual tax returns (Déclaration Statistique Fiscale). The project is implemented together with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) under the Programme d’Appui à la Modernisation des Finances Publiques (PAMFIP). The system allows for electronic submission of annual tax returns using RDF’s new GovIn portal online. Copmanies may complete the form online, or submit directly from their accounting system using the GovIn API data service. The system is built with the most modern technologies and is integrated with the […]
Over the last year, RDF has built a new portal for government to centralize all forms that are submitted electronically to government departments using systems like xCAS or RD Fusion. GovIn has a dynamic form builder that allows any form that citizens may submit to government to be quickly digitized, and added to the list of available forms that taxpayers can submit to government.  Dynamic form builder. Design any form, using ready-made sections and blocks with available functions for rows and columns, calculated fields, selections, text or amount inputs.  Integrated. GovIn runs as a data service, integrated with any taxpayers registry […]
RDF signed yesterday an MOU with the Liberia Ministry of Mines and Energy for long-term technical support for the MCAS system running at the Ministry, the Online Repository portal and related systems. The MOU is valid for seven years and the intention is that the partnership exists for as long as the Ministry use RD systems and/or for as long as RDF exists. The systems from RDF is provided free of any software license costs.
xCAS 5 is a platform of systems solving key challenges of government in several sectors, from online applications, to validation and approval of licenses, management of fees and payments, management of license holder reporting obligations including production reporting and continuously reviewing compliance of license holders.  The Online Repository Transparency portal provides investors and the pubic with near real time information on the licensing status, insight into company ownership and enables due diligence following OECD guidelines.  The portal allows license holders to submit Online Applications to xCAS for processing.  The RD Quantum mobile app gives inspectorate and field staff access to xCAS data in the field, and can […]
Today, RDF signed an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment for implementation of the second phase of the forestry cadastre system project. The first phase was implemented in 2013-2015, with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This second phase will expand on the system usage to more license types and offices, also providing more transparency on forestry licenses.
Over the last four months, RDF has introduced features that allow companies to submit license applications online. The Online Repository is a portal for accessing license data for public transparency. For mining company representatives it is also an online application portal, where they manage their applications and licenses. It will be the main communications vehicle for government to company liaison, ensuring systematic and accountable compliance of mineral rights. This functionality has been enabled in all countries using the Online Repository.
On November 25 2018, Afghanistan’s Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) hosted Her Excellency, Ms. Nargis Nehan, acting Minister of Mines to officially launch the Online Transparency Portal in the presence of Deputy Minister Anyatullah Momand, Director of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Mahbobullah Rabani, several media outlets and members of the afghan civil society. The Online Transparency Portal (https://transparency.mom.gov.af/) is a portal that publishes data from Afghanistan’s Ministry’s Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS) with payment information from the Non Tax Revenue System (NTRS). Ms. Nehan stated that the extractive sector in Afghanistan as a key sector that […]