• Eritrea
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 19, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Government of Eritrea
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.77 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 11, 2020

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Project Description

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.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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