E-Government portals are available in 15 Arab countries

Press release
Published February 6th, 2011 - 10:59 GMT
The Arab World
The Arab World

By late 2010, 15 Arab countries had electronic government portals, these are; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. In a new report, the Arab Advisors Group profiled and analyzed the Arab e-Government portals and their varying degree of progress and sophistication.

A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and profiles the Arab e-Government Initiatives. The report covers 19 countries in the Arab World: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. The Arab Advisors analysis is dedicated to countries that have e-Government portals. In a period spanning one year, from 2009 to 2010, three Arab countries launched e-governmental portals, namely: Algeria, Oman and Yemen.

The Arab advisors Group’s data analysis consists of an assessment of 21 governmental portals for 15 Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE (with the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah analyzed separately) and Yemen.

The new report "Electronic Government Initiatives in the Arab World 2011" was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers in January, 2011. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 950. The 46-pages report, which has 25 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the e-Government initiatives in the Arab World and their varying degree of progress and sophistication.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents. 

An investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription – Telecoms or Media should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.

An investment in the report can also count towards attending Arab Advisors' 8th annual Media and Telecoms Convergence Conference on June 6 & 7, 2011 at the Four Seasons in Amman. More information on the conference can be viewed on: http://www.arabadvisors.com/Convergence/schedule.htm.

The Arab Advisors Group has compared the main e-Government portals based on the presence of various features dealing with information availability, service delivery and public access. Features assessed included: mobile messaging services, social networking presence, online publications, email registration, user payments, presence of online services and online database availability on the portal.

“Governments in the Arab World have been adopting e-Government solutions to facilitate the citizen-government relations. By end of 2010, fifteen Arab countries had launched e-Government portals all primarily aimed at facilitating delivery of governmental services. From the analysis, 20% of e-Government portals provide mobile messaging services. Furthermore, user payments options are offered by 60% of Arab e-Government portals“. Ms. Zeena Al Borgan, Arab Advisors' Senior Research Analyst wrote in the report.

Background Information

Arab Advisors Group

Arab Advisors Group was established in 2001 in Amman, Jordan. Arab Advisors Group is a specialized research, analysis and consulting company focused on telecommunications, media and technology throughout the Arab World (MENA) region.

Arab Advisors Group scope of services include providing primary research based analysis, market sizing forecasting, the competitive landscape, the regulatory landscape, technology developments, market opportunity and risk assessments.

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