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Welcome to the DRM Innovation Fund

The Domestic Revenue Mobilisation Innovation Fund is a multi-donor financing facility funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and is facilitated by the International Tax Compact (ITC). [Read more about]

What is the DRM Innovation Fund?

The DRM Innovation Fund aims to improve tax systems and enhance domestic revenue mobilisation in Africa, by providing funding support for the implementation of innovative ideas and new approaches.

How does it work ?

  • Funding is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • The DRM Innovation Fund is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Prospective recipients partake in an application process.
  • For short to medium-term projects that aim to implement or pilot innovative solutions related to domestic revenue mobilisation.
  • Provides financial contribution for projects of up to 100 00 Euros (between 50 000 to 100 000 Euros) and for the duration of 6 to 10 months.

Who can apply ?

  • Public entities on the list of eligible African countries dealing with domestic revenue mobilisation.
  • Partnerships between public entities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academia and private sector firms based in African countries dealing with domestic revenue mobilisation. Kindly note that in the case of a partnership (or joint venture), the public entity will be the main recipient of the GIZ grant agreement.

What is meant by “innovative projects” ?

  • Proposed projects should be innovative in the sense that they aim to develop or apply new solutions and approaches to tackle persistent problems related to revenue mobilisation.
  • This may also include adapting approaches and practices used in other regions, sectors or industries and applying them to the context of domestic revenue mobilisation.

How to apply

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