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Press release: MoU signing between RRA and Carnegie Mellon University - Africa

Kigali 9th May 2017: The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and Carnegie Mellon University – Africa have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that allows the two institutions work towards enhancing data science capabilities in tax administration. In the last three years RRA has improved its data analytics capability through development of its data warehouse and Business Intelligence systems. RRA has since realized that it needs to expand its capabilities in the areas of I.T and data science in order to take a modern approach to tax administration.  Thus, RRA has made building of capabilities to make better use of the data it holds about its taxpayers and exploiting data sharing opportunities with third party institutions, a key priority; in order to make more effective resourcing decisions to improve compliance and give taxpayers a better service. Similarly, the use of Information Technology is driving the way that RRA thinks about its service delivery and internal processes. Therefore, this MoU between RRA and CMU – Africa, a world class institution known for excellent capacities in data science is meant to enable the two institutions engage in a technical cooperation that enhances the above mentioned vision. For more information:  About RRA                                      : www.rra.gov.rw  About CMU – Africa                       : www.cmu.edu/africa TUSABE Richard Commissioner General 

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