User Guide and Disclaimer

In case of problems with the mapping tool, read the following short user guide to find out the best way to use the map.

For more information about the integrity of the DRM Database, read the disclaimer.

User Guide

Start exploring the DRM Database by clicking on the tab “Project map.” Proceed by choosing the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) baseline data of 2015 or the data of 2016.

By clicking on the dropdown menu in the upper left corner box, you can select as many development partners or partner countries as you like. (Note that only a "one to many connection" can be selected at a time.) You will now find your selection as project markers on the map. Further details of the projects in that specific country will be displayed in the right sidebar.

You may also click directly on any given country in the map. Again, the selection will inform you about the joint projects between this country and its partners, with further details displayed directly in the right sidebar.

If you wish to get information about all the projects funded by one or multiple specific development partners, select only one development partner first and all the remaining partner countries next. In contrast, if you wish to get information about all the projects funded by one or multiple specific partner countries, select only one partner country first and all the remaining development partners next. The size of the pins on the map is indication for a relatively higher number of projects.

More information about the DRM portfolios, approaches and good practice examples are compiled under the tabs “Development partners” and “Partner countries.”

The underlying data of the DRM Database can be downloaded here for 2016 and here for 2015. The data is based on the reporting under the OECD DAC CRS purpose code 15114 (DRM code). The DRM code is defined as follows: “Support to domestic revenue mobilisation/tax policy, analysis and administration as well as non-tax public revenue, which includes work with ministries of finance, line ministries, revenue authorities or other local, regional or national public bodies. (Use code 16010 for social security and other social protection.)” For the purpose of the ATI Monitoring, some ATI development partners and partner countries reported additional projects or adjusted project information that had not been included in the OECD DAC database due to technical difficulties. Therefore, the data used in the DRM Database consists of OECD DAC data adjusted for the purpose of the ATI Monitoring. Original funding amounts distributed in a currency other than US dollar were converted, in most cases, using the exchange rate of the data insertion date. Where indicated, funding figures may represent the full budget of a larger programme where DRM is one of several components. Hence, the sum of total funding provided by all programmes in the DRM Database is merely an approximation.

Now have some fun exploring the growing DRM Database on the world map!

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The DRM Database and map are based on the monitoring exercise undertaken in the framework of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), a network of partner countries and development partners aiming to improve cooperation to foster revenue collection in partner countries (domestic revenue mobilisation – DRM). The International Tax Compact (ITC), which facilitates the secretariat of the ATI, further enriches the DRM Database by collecting and publishing additional information on international cooperation in the area of DRM.

Any questions regarding the database can be addressed to the ITC via