Ali M. Al-Khouri draws on our work on social media use by Arab governments
- Our research is featured to explain the need for governments to reflect joined up policy by reducing data silos
- Tahseen Consulting’s social media maturity model offers region-specific guidance that accounts for the unique governance tradition of Arab public sector entities
In his recent paper Open Data: A Paradigm Shift in the Heart of Government Ali M. Al-Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority, cited Tahseen Consulting’s work on how social media technologies can be used to increase transparency and openness of Arab governments.
Al-Khouri cites Tahseen Consulting’s white paper An Arab Open Government Maturity Model for Social Media Engagement in explaining the need for governments to reflect joined up policy by reducing data silos.
Tahseen Consulting’s social media maturity model challenges previous models of e-government and open government maturity based on the experiences of Western countries by offering region-specific guidance that accounts for the unique governance tradition of Arab public sector entities.
Our Arab government social media maturity model has been cited as a potential model for Korean public sector entities, highlighted by the World Bank as a valuable approach in communicating with Arab youth, and referenced in the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer.