Project profile — Support to the Increase of Internal Revenues in Benin (PAARIB)



Overview 

CA-3-A035106001
$14,477,681
Consortium Cowater Sogema Inc ETSogema Technologies Inc. (61004)
2015-06-23 - 2023-06-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Benin (100.00%)

Sector 

• Government And Civil Society, General: Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (15114) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The project seeks to improve Benin’s taxation system and increase internal revenues. This should enable the Government of Benin to improve the lives of poor people with more funding for programs and services that benefit the most vulnerable. The initiative strengthens the capacity of the Directorate General of Taxation and Lands to implement taxation policy and improve tax collection. The project aims to establish a Taxation Policy Unit and to modernize and adapt the Directorate's information management systems to increase and facilitate tax collection, to deliver more funding services for the poor. The initiative also seeks to train the Directorate's staff on the new procedures and to restructure positions and job descriptions in a way that is compatible with the new information management system.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes of this project include: the Direction Générale des Impôts et Domaine (DGID) performs more effectively its role as taxation policy advisor; and the DGID performs more effectively in implementing taxation policy and tax collection.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2023) include: (1) strengthened the capacities of the Direction générale des Impôts (DGI) and regional centers in IT infrastructure; (2) provided the DGI with a renovated and equipped server room, and optimized methodologies for roll-out of the new online declaration and payment system; (3) strengthened the DGI’s advisory role in fiscal planning including the integration of gender considerations through the creation of the Tax Planning Unit; and (4) equipped the DGI with a career plan, a deontology code, an internal audit strategy and a gender strategy which contributed to a better-structured and better-performing organisation.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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