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E-Government portals are available in 18 Arab countries

By August 2013, 18 Arab countries had electronic government portals, these are; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, 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 three years, from 2010 to 2013, three Arab countries launched e-Governmental portals, namely: Iraq, Libya and Sudan.

The Arab advisors Group’s data analysis consists of an assessment of 24 governmental portals for 18 Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE (with Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah analyzed separately) and Yemen.

A new report “Electronic Government Initiatives in the Arab World 2013” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on December 1, 2013. The 60-page report, which has 32 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the e-Government initiatives in the Arab World and their varying degree of progress and sophistication.

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 August 2013, eighteen Arab countries had launched e-Government portals all primarily aimed at serving the citizens of the country. From the analysis, 37.5% of e-Government portals provide mobile messaging services. Furthermore, user payments options are offered by 54.2% of Arab e-Government portals,” Ms. Mai Al-Zeir, Arab Advisors’ Senior Research Analyst, wrote in the report.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced close to 3,825 reports on the Arab World’s communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

To date, Arab Advisors Group has served 695 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients.

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