RDF is pleased to announce the launch of the Municipal Revenue Mobilization Project in Côte d’Ivoire (PAMREC). Funded through a partnership between the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank, PAMREC is a proactive response to the need for reforms that support inclusive growth and promote the financial autonomy of local institutions in Cote d’Ivoire. As the technical partner for this initiative, RDF will support the Ivorian government towards strengthening the financial capacity of municipalities to drive development initiatives that directly benefit their populations.
The PAMREC launch ceremony was held on July 27, 2023, in Abidjan, with over 100 guests in attendance. Presided over by the Minister of Interior and Security, speeches and presentations were delivered by representatives from the AfDB, the government, and RDF. The event served in raising awareness of the initiative among the general public and preparing key actors for the next steps.
The pilot phase, spanning over 20 months, will focus in part on deploying the PROTON tax system in 19 municipalities. Developed by RDF, the PROTON system is equipped with a variety of features designed to optimize local tax collection processes at all levels. PROTON centralizes geo-referenced taxpayer data and their associated payments, while also providing additional functions to monitor the tax collection process and analyze payment data. To further facilitate operations, collectors will be equipped with mobile devices connected to the PROTON system, allowing easy access to taxpayer information, while tax payers will be offered a variety of digital payment methods. In line with RDF’s approach of adapting its solutions to local contexts, the PROTON system will be adapted to conform with Côte d’Ivoire’s procedures and legal regulations, as well as specific tax payers’ needs.
RDF will also carry out a comprehensive property assessment in 3 additional municipalities. This assessment will serve as a valuable resource for local authorities, offering complementary information to be leveraged to expand the taxable base.
RDF’s experts in the country will collaborate with the Ministry of Interior and Security, and particularly its Directorate of Decentralization and Local Development (DGDDL), to deploy the technical solution and a methodology to make local taxes collection more efficient in a transparent and sustainable way. Based on the lessons learned from this pilot project, Côte d’Ivoire intends to eventually roll out the PAMREC approach to all its municipalities and districts.
We are currently seeking national and international implementation specialists to join the team and contribute to PAMREC’s success. Implementation specialists will work closely with RDF experts and government counterparts in municipalities to deliver targeted results. To explore these opportunities further and submit your application, please fill in the contact form on our website.