According to bank documents, the present intervention concerns Eritrea Strengthening Tax Administration Project (ESTAP). It aims to provide a strategic platform for domestic resource mobilization and support the government plan to accelerate and strengthen tax administration. The project includes the following two components: (a) Enhancing Inland Tax Administration systems and procedures and (b) Human resource capacity building to enhance tax compliance and increase tax collection. The scope of the first component includes providing an integrated tax software application based on a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) taxation framework, training staff and providing IT equipment. The second component aims to enhance staff skills and professionalism in critical tax administration areas in order to improve compliance and revenue collection.
The principal objective of the project is to provide a strategic platform for domestic resource mobilization and support the government plan to accelerate and strengthen tax administration by modernizing tax collection and compliance procedures through automation of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) business process and enhancing critical skills and competencies of revenue administration staff.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/