Proactive Digital Regulation

Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development.

Ready to boost economic dynamism while turbocharging sustainable innovation? It's time to dive into cutting-edge regulatory frameworks designed to fuel both. Explore how these innovations are pushing us towards a future where economic growth and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals go hand in hand.

Bahrain's Journey in Tech-Driven Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Bahrain's robust evolution in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is pivotal to its economic expansion and innovation endeavors. This journey is marked by a strategic integration of digital regulations and policies, positioning Bahrain as a hub for digital innovation and initiatives.

Spearheading Digital Governance: Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

At the core of Bahrain's digital governance is the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), a leader for digital government policies, standards, and guidelines. The iGA orchestrated the digital transformation across government entities, driving the digital economy forward and shaping emerging technological landscapes. Meanwhile, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), championed a thriving and liberalized mobile telecoms market, by implementing the Telecommunications Law (PDF, 663 KB, 60 pages).

The Central Bank of Bahrain's pivotal role in overseeing the kingdom's digital financial services (FinTech) cannot be overstated. Their forward-thinking regulatory framework nurtures FinTech innovation, propelling the financial services sector into a new era.

Leveraging ICT in Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Agriculture

Bahrain's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is evident in its innovative use of technologies. A standout initiative is the application of AI in agriculture. By estimating the production of each palm tree, this approach directly supports SDG2, which focuses on food security. This not only aids researchers and investors in advancing food security research but also marks a significant stride in sustainable agricultural practices.

Smart Cities: A Vision for Sustainable Urban Living

Bahrain is implementing the smart city agenda, aligning with the UN-HABITAT's New Urban Agenda. This initiative aims to transform urban areas into models of efficiency, livability, and sustainability. By integrating the efforts of public administration, citizens, and businesses, Bahrain accelerates toward achieving SDG 11, dedicated to building sustainable cities and communities. The Kingdom’s National Real Estate Plan 2021-2024 encourages the development of smart and environmentally friendly real estate projects.

Space Science and Technologies: A Multifaceted Approach to SDGs

The realm of space science and technology in Bahrain is an example of the nation's commitment to sustainable development across various sectors. Young national talents are leveraging Artificial Intelligence to monitor palm trees across the Kingdom, thereby contributing to food security (SDG2). Additionally, satellite imagery plays a crucial role in environmental protection, particularly in monitoring oil spills in the Arabian Gulf. This integration of spatial and non-spatial data is crucial for effective disaster management and environmental conservation.

Bahrain's ICT sector is more than just a component of its economy; it's a catalyst for sustainable development, innovation, and a brighter future.


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As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through 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 the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the available participation topics. 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.

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Content Last Updated: 26 Jun, 2024

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