Bahrain eGovernment Authority

The Kingdom of Bahrains eGovernment strategy is focused on ensuring the effective delivery of government services to citizens, residents, businesses and visitors (collectively, our customers), whith the aim to improve the lives of a nations citizens by doing much more than simply implementing technology.
 

Year: 
2009
Sponsor website: 
http://www.ega.gov.bh/

The Kingdom of Bahrains eGovernment strategy is focused on ensuring the effective delivery of government services to citizens, residents, businesses and visitors (collectively, our customers). Their target is to be the leader in eGovernment in the GCC and at least 5th best in Asia by 2010

The overal aim is to improve the lives of a nations citizens by doing much more than simply implementing technology.

This involves a broad range of responsibilities and activities by multifunctional and multidisciplinary teams across the country, along with the strong leadership needed to implement them. In addition it involves addressing many challenges, both internal and external. These include dealing with legislative, regulatory and budgetary barriers, evolving common technical frameworks and infrastructure, ensuring a common vision, providing leadership at many levels, strengthening coordination, improving collaboration, clarifying public-private partnerships and monitoring and evaluating progress and results on an ongoing basis.
This vision can be achieved and the challenges addressed only through strong leadership, which can speed up the process of eGovernment implementation, promote coordination within and among agencies and help reinforce good governance objectives. All eGovernment success stories around the world share common features: leadership, political will, commitment to clear goals and accountability. Any country that combines these characteristics has the potential to achieve effective eGovernment leadership. They can be attained only through an agency that has the span of control and depth of capabilities to guide the country. Therefore just such an agency is imperative for the successful implementation of eGovernment in the Kingdom of Bahrain.