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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 […]
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.In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in the mining sector. On 27 January, RDF organized a webinar with mining authorities from 10 countries. The webinar started with a presentation of the latest MCAS version 5.3 and good practice related to configuration and license processing workflows. Cadastre managers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Afghanistan presented how MCAS was adopted to their country context. There were lots of questions from the 60 participants, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]