RDF Highlights 2021

During 2021, RDF’s impact continued to accelerate, as new systems and modules were added to existing ones already in use by civil servants in government institutions in 12 developing countries. Online e-services were also increasingly introduced in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Cameroon, adding thousands of company users to the over 1,000 civil servants already using our systems.

Total revenue mobilized through RDF systems increased by USD 496 Million. RDF have now helped governments mobilize a cumulative USD 2,347 Million through our systems. In the beginning of the year, we surpassed our USD 2 Billion target we aimed for in our strategic plan for 2016-2020. The increase is largely a result of expanding into the collection of corporate income tax using GovIn and TAS in Cameroon. In many areas, RDF impact is not measured by revenue, but by increased accountability, audit effectiveness and public transparency.

Key highlights:

– Our new tax administration system TAS and GovIn tax e-service portal functions are now mature: Over 27,000 corporate tax declarations where submitted through GovIn in Cameroon this year.

– The Online Repository portals includes e-service functions for license holders: the major mines in both Sierra Leone and Ghana all submit their monthly production reports online. In Ghana over 200 medium-sized companies are approved to also submit applications, reports and make online payments.

– The xCAS system now includes comprehensive geodata modules developed for both the mining sector and the oil and gas sector.

– Fusion and GovIn e-service portal is used for EITI mainstreaming: Senegal passed an EITI validation with one of the highest score ever so far, much because of the systems implemented by our project, with World Bank funding.

– We started a project in Rwanda, implementing MCAS at the Rwanda Minerals Board with funding from GIZ. We are hopeful this implementation will set a new standard for a comprehensive mining cadastre and geodata system implementation.

We would like to thank the over 1,000 civil servants we serve to support, who are users of our systems, for their efforts, feedback and commitment to improve governance and revenue accountability. We are entirely dedicated to make your job easier.

Then a thanks to our funding partners, in particular the World Bank, German Collaboration GIZ and those government clients who used their own funding and everyone who helped us realize our projects.

We also like to thank our broad group of supporters and stakeholders, who in any way, even indirectly helped us on our way.

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