Zimbabwe - Tax and Accountability Enhancement Project (TAEP) (AFDB-P-ZW-KF0-012)

  • Zimbabwe
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Zimbabwe
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.51 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 10, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed operation relates to the Tax and Accountability Enhancement Project (TAEP). It's aligned with the Country's Transitional Stabilization Programme (TSP), 2018-2020, that prioritizes fiscal consolidation, economic stabilization and growth, and employment creation. This operation is an institutional support Project designed to complement the ongoing technical support provided by the IMF and previous Bank Group institutional support projects (i.e. SITA, ISERD, CBPFEM and GISP), and other partners' interventions, including the World Bank and UNDP managed multi-donor support program for Parliament and Auditor General. The outcome is enhanced tax compliance and efficiency as well as strengthened public accountability to be achieved through installation and functionality of new Tax and Revenue Management System (TaRMS) and improved capacity of the oversight function of Parliament and External Audit. The Project has three components, namely: Tax and Revenue Management System Modernization; Improving capacity of the oversight function of Parliament and External Audit; and Project Management.

The overall development objective is to enhance domestic resource mobilization, public sector accountability and integrity through streamlining and automating tax management systems and strengthening institutional capacity and effectiveness of oversight institutions. The Project will: (a) implement an efficient and reliable TaRMS that is compliant with international best practices; (b) improve operational efficiency in collection of domestic taxes and end user service delivery; (c) enhance information technology management capacities for tax management and administration; (d) Strengthen role of Parliament in reviewing and approving legislation, oversee decision-making and monitoring the actions of the executive; (e) Institutionalize training and capacity building within Parliament; (f) Strengthening capacity of the Office of the Auditor General; and (g) tackling corruption and Illicit Financial Flows.

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