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Open Government Data in Kingdom of Bahrain: Towards an effective implementation Framework.
Governments around the world have realized the importance of Open Govern-ment Data - OGD as new paradigm shift in government that focuses on making governments more service oriented, transparent and competent. However, the sit-uation of OGD initiative in Kingdom of Bahrain is not promising as reflected by number of assessments that measure the implementation and progress of OGD worldwide. Therefore, the current research in progress aims at investing the local situation regarding supplying OGD to the public by determine the motivations and impediments that affect government agencies’ behavior towards publishing OGD and assess the level of OGD Maturity Level in the government agencies participating in publishing open data. Second, it will investigate the local situation regarding consuming and reusing OGD in Kingdom of Bahrain by assess the level of citizen awareness towards OGD, determine citizen requirements of OGD and identify the key challenges and obstacles in using/reusing OGD. Based on the initial assessment of the available OGD measurement tools and reviewing the literature review, it have been noticed that the OGD assessment framework for Kingdom of Bahrain needs to consider both supply and demand sides, assessing OGD initiative at a local/Government Agency Level and consider quality issues of OGD: Portal, Data and Meta-data. Therefore, two questionnaires were devel-oped: one will assess the level of OGD Maturity level (supply side), while the second will be used to investigate the demand side.