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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 […]
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 […]
First published at: https://eiti.org/blog/eiti-mainstreaming-government-online-repository-portals At the Mining Indaba last week, new versions of the Online Repository portals were presented by the Governments of Ghana, Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Online Repository portals publish the entire mining license registry, owner details and payments data directly from the mining cadastre system. The new Online Repository portal design is refining a standard set and developed by Sierra Leone, who launched the first Online Repository in 2012. The portals automatically publish data directly from the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS), which is now in use by mining authorities in nine countries. The portals publish […]