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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 […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact on tax audits in Cameroon. In Cameroon, the FUSION project, together with the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI) and in cooperation with GIZ, has seen an exciting new software module being launched: The RD Fusion Controls Module. This module aims to increase accountability and efficiency of the audit process. The Tax Audit Process The audit process in Cameroon follows three main steps: Planning, Execution and Evaluation. The Planning phase involves data analysis and risk management to select […]
RDF support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact in Cameroon. In Cameroon, the deadline for companies to sutheir tax returns have passed. Over 40,000 companies have now submitted through the RDF GovIn portal e-service to DGI, the tax authority. This is over 30% more than last year, and late submissions still keeps coming in. Systems installed GovIn e-service portal, where companies acess their electronic forms to submit RD Fusion, where data from all tax-related data sources are collated, including the submission online. TAS, the new RDF tax […]
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 […]
Started in December 2019 with a World Bank funding, RDF have implemented the key systems required for EITI mainstreaming in Senegal. The achievements are substantial and place Senegal as one of the forerunners in terms of modernization of EITI processes. The technical solution deployed during the project consists of several interconnected RDF systems: FUSION, GovIn, the GovIn Administrator Interface, and the Online Information Portal. FUSION is a data centralization and sharing platform with cross-referencing and data analysis functionalities, addressed to the collecting administrations. Automatically populated by some government systems, or updated through manual upload of data files by other government […]
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 […]
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 […]