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Metadata quality matters in open government data (OGD) evaluation! An empirical investigation of OGD portals of the GCC constituents

Abiola Paterne Chokki (Faculty of Computer Science, Namur Digital Institute, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium)
Charalampos Alexopoulos (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)
Stuti Saxena (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India)
Benoît Frénay (Faculty of Computer Science, Namur Digital Institute, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium)
Benoît Vanderose (Faculty of Computer Science, Namur Digital Institute, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium)
Mohsan Ali (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

ISSN: 1750-6166

Article publication date: 2 December 2022

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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.

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Citation

Chokki, A.P., Alexopoulos, C., Saxena, S., Frénay, B., Vanderose, B. and Ali, M. (2022), "Metadata quality matters in open government data (OGD) evaluation! An empirical investigation of OGD portals of the GCC constituents", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-09-2022-0118

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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