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Year 2016

Bahrain Ranks 24th in UN eGovernment Survey 2016
The Kingdom showcased advanced rankings and maintained the lead by preserving it for the 4th consecutive time since 2010. It seized first place on the Arab level within the eGovernment Readiness and was classified, for the second consecutive time, in the Very High eGovernment Development Index amongst the top advanced countries in the world. Such classification is achievable by countries which attain a rank higher than 75% of the total report’s indicators which exceed 400 criteria. Only 29 countries have received such high rank from the total of 193 countries which the report covered.

The report presented that the Kingdom occupied rank 24 within the eGovernment Readiness on the international level – reserving first place on the regional level, followed by the United Arab Emirates at rank 29, then Kuwait at 40, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 44, Qatar 48, Sultanate of Oman at 66. Such ranks were achieved considering that standards were raised in this year’s report; this resulted in affecting certain countries’ rank this report’s edition.

The Telecommunication Infrastructure Index has witnessed a noticeable development to occupy 11th position internationally following its 26th rank in 2014. Such remarkable advancement was measured according to indicators like the number of internet users beside subscribers of main fixed telephone lines and mobiles, wireless broadband as well as fixed broadband. 

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2015

Bahrain Organizes United Nations 2nd Study Tour
For the second consecutive year, and based on the request of member states, Kingdom of Bahrain has been selected to host the 2nd United Nations (UN) study tour, where capacity development meetings were arranged by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) for representatives from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to benefit from Bahrain’s in-depth and hands-on innovative eGovernment practices. The delegates also learnt the critical success factors required for improving Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) production in the delivery of public service.
Bahrain Organizes Workshop for Least Developed Countries on UN eGovernment Survey
UNDESA officials specialized in the index were present to discuss the challenges and recommendations of the UN eGovernment Development Index. The tours received delegates from 15 nations and 20 nations in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2014

Bahrain Organizes the 1st UN Study Tour
United Nations 1st study tour was hosted and organized by Bahrain as 1st of its kind, where capacity development meetings were arranged by UNDESA for representatives from Developing Countries to benefit from Bahrain’s in-depth and hands-on innovative eGovernment practices. The delegates also learnt the critical success factors required for improving ICT production in the delivery of public service.
Bahrain Wins UN Public Service Award 2014
The National Contact Centre topped the list by winning first place amongst the Western Asia region within the category ‘Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age’. The National Health Information System (I-SEHA) had also won second place amongst the Western Asia region within the category ‘Improving the Delivery of Public Services’ during that same year. The I-SEHA project provides a modern, intelligent and an integrated informed healthcare system.
 
 Bahrain Ranks 18th in UN eGovernment Development Survey 2014 
The country has made remarkable progress by receiving advanced ranking with its 18th worldwide position within the eGovernment Development Index (EGDI) following its 36th position in 2012, signifying that Bahrain progressed 18 positions higher in the eGovernment index to stand 1st in Middle East and the Arab region. While obtaining the 8th position worldwide in the Online Service Delivery indices, it also advanced itself five ranks in the eParticipation index to position itself at 14th compared to 19th within the previous report, and was categorized for the third time in-a-row among the top eight countries worldwide within the web measurement index. During this year, Bahrain was the only Arab country to be classified amid the very high-performing countries within the EGDI in the last three bi-annual reports, while the rest of the GCC countries achieved a high EDGI. The Kingdom was also supporting other countries in developing and enhancing their eGovernment performance and operations.
 
Arabic Translation of UN eGovernment Survey 2014
Seeing the importance of its content to the global eGovernment level, Bahrain has taken the initiative to translate and launch the UN eGovernment Survey 2014 in the Arabic language in Kingdom of Bahrain in presence of UNDESA officials so as to make the survey easier for Arabic readers to take the most advantage of the content.

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2013

Bahrain Hosts UN Public Service Forum, Day & Awards Ceremony 2013
The Kingdom of Bahrain hosted the first United Nations Public Service Forum in the Middle East under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. It attracted more than 600 leading figures, policymakers, high-level official delegations, practitioners and innovators in governance, along with representatives of international and regional organizations, the academia, non-profit organizations as well as the private sector from more than 80 countries.
 
Bahrain Wins UN Public Service Award 2013 
Bahrain was ranked second place winner amongst the Western Asia region within the category ‘Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age’ for the eGovernment Authority’s initiative Integrated Service Delivery Platform (ISDP).

 

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2012

Bahrain Organizes the Global eGovernment Expert Workshop
More than 17 countries, representing world regions, participated in the Global eGovernment Expert workshop to explore, discuss and address encountered challenges and the improvement areas associated in the eGovernment development indicators that are considered by UNDESA for the 2014 report. ITU and UNESCO senior officials were present at the multi-stakeholder discussion which encompassed a series of presentations, informative insights, inputs and suggestions as well as thought-provoking papers which all left a beneficial legacy. Participated experts stressed the need to hold a similar conference every two years. 
Bahrain Shares the Global eGovernment Experts Workshop Outcomes in New York
The Global eGovernment Expert Workshop recommendations have been presented by the eGovernment Authority CEO to UNDESA in New York during the UN eGovernment Expert Group meeting in December 2012 to convey the member stats challenges and recommendations about the assessment criteria. Group members applauded Bahrain's pioneering initiative to host such workshop, being the first-of-its-kind, and accepted most of the presented recommendations. The outcomes and recommendations were also digitally published and printed for future reference as well as distributed to every stakeholder to give them a better understanding of the UN measurements.

Bahrain Wins UN Public Service Award 2012
One of the eGovernment Authority’s strategic initiatives ‘Zajel’ project was granted with a UNPSA in the ‘Advancing Knowledge Management in Government’ category for providing a secured automated system that links legislative and executive authorities as well as optimizes the efficiency and control of legislative along with executive workflows among concerned entities.

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2011

Bahrain Hosts Arab eContent Center
Supported by the e-Government Authority of Bahrain (eGA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Arab Centre for eContent Development has been established aiming to instill best practices and meet the need for a Knowledge Based Society (KBS) in Bahrain and the Arab region as a whole.

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

Year 2010

Bahrain Hosts UN-GAID Global Meeting
In cooperation with the UNGAID, Bahrain proposed to host the eNabler and the Africa Capacity Development Center to support the African development and LDCs in developing their eGovernment while utilizing the eNabler. The Kingdom had also participated as an active member in UNGAID, worked with UNDP on the Bahrain Millennium Development Goals Achievement Report (2010 – 2012), as well as hosted the global preparatory meeting of UNGAID in Bahrain for the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York in 2010.
Bahrain Wins UN Public Service Award 2010
Bahrain recorded an exceptional achievement by winning three United Nations Public Service Awards in 2010 for its outstanding performance in eGovernment within the category ‘Improving Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness in the Public Service’ for the comprehensive Bahrain eGovernment Portal (Bahrain.bh); ‘Advancing Knowledge Management in Government’ for the eGovernment Authority’s National Enterprise Architecture Framework; and was granted ‘Special Awards for Outstanding Progress among the Top 20’.
 
Bahrain Ranks 13th in UN eGovernment Development Report
Bahrain was ranked 13th worldwide in the 2010 survey following its 42nd position in the 2008 report which indicates that it progressed 29 positions higher within the eGovernment index to be 3rd in Asia as well as 1st in the Gulf, Middle East and the Arab region. Moreover, Bahrain was ranked 8th worldwide in the Online index. Such accomplishment led to winning the UN Public Service Awards 2010 for ‘Outstanding Progress among the Top 20.

To obtain the technical documents related to the government projects and workshops organized, please contact us info@iga.gov.bh

 

 

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