Open Data is the foundation for the government to provide machine-readable data to society as a whole. Individuals, businesses and government entities can utilise government data to research and develop new solutions and make better decisions.
The Bahrain Open Data Portal provides multi-sectorial government data without any restrictions to be reused, analysed or shared while respecting all personal data privacy rules under the Personal Data Protection law.
Dealing with big data has enabled Bahrain to implement several projects that require analysis of large amounts of data such as the population census and other administrative records of state institutions, saving effort, time and expenses.
The Monthly Consumer Price Index report embodies the process of collecting information from several different sources and then analysing it electronically to give real indicators of inflation rates in the Kingdom.
The tourism sector in Bahrain depends on online government records to provide accurate and timely information to the public, including in-bound visitor numbers, tourism destinations visited by Bahrainis and hotels and restaurants occupancy.
Through Bahrain's first satellite, the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) will generate data related to the environment, agriculture, climate and more. This will enable the Kingdom to better utilise information and develop its big data analysis capabilities.
The Information & eGovernment Authority produces large amounts of data that can be used to help develop the Kingdom's infrastructure and economy, particularly in terms of health and education. It also ensures that all stakeholders can access large official data sets through the Bahrain Open Data Portal.
The Open Data Portal provides easy access to a wealth of official data from other government agencies. This is accessible in multiple electronic formats, including raw data and graphical representations.
To facilitate the dissemination of data, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) allows the public to propose data to be added to the portal by filling out the relevant form or sending a proposal through Tawasul.
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Content Last Updated: 22 Aug, 2023
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