During 2022, RDF had fewer active projects. Even so, RDF’s impact continued to accelerate, as more and more civil servants in 12 developing countries continue to expend their usage of our systems.
Online e-services took off to a flying start in Ghana where over 3,000 mining companies are now using the portal e-services of the Ghana Mining Repository. The portal communicates directly with the MCAS system at the Minerals Commission and is also connected to the government online payment service. The companies includes support services, promoting local content.
In Cameroon, our fusion system for tax integration and audits are being rolled out to all tax offices, and over 40,000 companies are submitting online using GovIn and TAS.
We have calculated that total revenue mobilized through RDF systems increased by around USD 350 Million. RDF have now helped governments mobilize a cumulative USD 2.7 Billion through our systems. The increase is largely a result of corporate tax collection 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.
- Our new tax administration system TAS and GovIn tax e-service portal functions are now mature systems: Over 40,000 corporate tax declarations where submitted online through GovIn in Cameroon this year. This year, companies also started paying online, as GovIn is integrated with two payment services. DGI have got good reviews by auditors and in the media, giving credit to the fact that companies can now submit and pay online without any human interference in the process.
- The Online Repository portals e-service functions: In Ghana over 3,000 mining companies are now accessing their company pages to submit applications online and make online payments. As a result, the Minerals Commission has received a constant stream of a large volume of mining license application.
- EITI Mainstreaming: Sierra Leone received high score during their EITI validation this year, partially thanks to our systems MCAS at the National Minerals Agency and the Online Repository portal, which provides public access to systematically disclosed information.
- We started a project in Solomon Island, implementing MCAS at the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification with funding from the World Bank. The project has already digitized the license registry and are ready to launch MCAS and the MMERE Online Repository portal to the public.
We would like to thank the over 1,500 civil servants we serve, 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.