Digital-First Policies

Bahrain's Digital Path

Is the Kingdom of Bahrain setting a new standard for digital innovation in the Middle East? The nation's Digital-First Principle and its array of Digital Policies are clear indicators of a major shift. These policies are reshaping Bahrain's approach to public and private sector management, altering governance structures, creating a roadmap for the new era’s digital transformation, and influencing daily life through the strategic application of technology.

At the core of this transformation is the Digital-First Principle, driving the Digital Government Strategy 2022 and the Government Plan. This principle is a testament to Bahrain's commitment to integrating technology deeply within its societal and economic systems. The Ministerial Committee for Information Technology and Communication (MCICT), in collaboration with the National ICT Governance Committee, play a pivotal role in overseeing and executing these strategic digital initiatives throughout the Kingdom.

Spearheaded by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Government of Bahrain has launched a suite of digital policies. These policies are designed to improve digital services and their accessibility across various sectors, thereby fostering creativity and business development, and establish a solid foundation for Bahrain’s Digital Economy. As they align with international standards and indicators, the policies are structured into three sub-categories:

  1. Digital Services First Policy (PDF, 307KB, 15 pages)
  2. Digital Government as a Right Policy
  3. Once-Only Data Policy

These policies play a crucial role in the practical application of Bahrain's digital transformation agenda. For more detailed information on these initiatives, please see the related topics below.


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As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative at Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth. We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal.

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor.

As part of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the participation topics available. Your engagement and contributions are crucial in shaping the digital landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting our collective vision for a future built on the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress. Explore more on how you can actively participate in discussions, share your insights, and collaborate on initiatives that are at the heart of our nation's growth. For a broader exploration of topics and to join the conversation, please visit Participate.

Content Last Updated: 26 Jun, 2024

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