Revenues from the extractives can be very volatiles. Sometimes it goes up, sometimes it goes down. The changes in revenues may be caused by different factors: price fluctuations, production level changes, and new tax regimes among others. Doubts may be cast on these change especially when they are drastic.
Questions for SERVE
SERVE Tool is an easy way for national government authorities to show the trend in revenue collections and explain what caused the change using charts.
How much was revenues collected and did it change?
The tool shows high-level data including total reserves, total revenues, and estimated carbon emission.
What is level of production and how was the commodity prices?
The tool visualizes the revenue data across the years and allows users to earmark the revenues across specific budget items e.g., health
Which extractive projects changed the most and by how much?
Based on a hypothetical earmarking mechanism, the tool can visualize the flow of revenues to local communities as designed by law
Who is COPE for?
SERVE Tool is for national government authorities and mining companies to present to stakeholders the trend in revenue collection and what are causing the changes in the data. The tool can also be used by civil society organizations to easily scrutinize data from governments and companies.