Metadata quality matters in Open Government Data (OGD) evaluation! An empirical investigation of OGD portals of the GCC constituents: An empirical investigation of OGD portals of the GCC constituents

Abiola Paterne Chokki, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Stuti Saxena, Benoît Frénay, Benoit Vanderose, Mohsan Ali

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Abstract

Purpose: The study seeks to investigate the quality of metadata associated with the open government data (OGD) portals of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) constituents – Bahrain (BH), Kuwait (KW), Oman (OM), Qatar (QA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative framework, supported by extant literature, is adopted to assess the metadata quality of the six OGD portals of the GCC constituents. Findings: Among the six GCC countries, QA has the most advanced OGD metadata quality followed by KSA, UAE, OM, BH and KW. Furthermore, the OGD metadata quality (MQ) of UAE and OM stand at the same pedestal whereas BH and KW OGD portals are lagging behind. Originality/value: While the OGD quality has been investigated in extant literature, the MQ of the OGD portals for the GCC countries has not been investigated so far – the present study seeks to plug this gap.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalTransforming Government: People, Process and Policy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Open Government Data
  • OGD
  • Open Data
  • Metadata
  • Evaluation
  • Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Open government data (OGD)
  • Open data

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