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Critical Insights from Government Projects in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

A collection of published research articles in several international journals and magazines during 2007 and 2012

9 February 2016 – Mumbai, India – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library titled "Critical Insights from Government Projects in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries". The new resource is a collection of published research articles and case studies written and compiled by Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority in the United Arab Emirates.

160209 - Kaushik - Critical IMAGEThe papers included in this book have been grouped into four research categories: project management, projects evaluation, electronic services, and technology implementations. These papers offer a variety of researched topics in the government context. They represent experimented practices in the field of public sector management and the implementation of advanced technologies in government sittings.

One of the key distinguishing factors of these works is that the insights have been written with senior government officials and practitioners in Middle East. In the GCC countries, very limited information is normally exposed and distributed about government projects which are by and large characterised to be classified, which makes existing research studies lack some fundamental understanding of issues that makes up the bigger picture. The work from Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri tries to bridge this gap.

Some of the interesting titles in the compilation include - Projects Management in Reality-Lessons from Government IT Projects, UAE National ID Programme Case Study, Using Quality Models to Evaluate Large IT Systems, Electronic Government in the GCC Countries, Digital Identities and the Promise of the Technology Trio: PKI, Smart Cards, and Biometrics, IRIS Recognition and the Challenge of Homeland and Border Control Security in UAE.

This compilation, set in Middle East context, brings forward key critical insights from several strategic government initiatives, general management frameworks, imperative thoughts, reflections, and fundamental lessons learned. This could be helpful for management, including P/PM practitioners, to deepen their understanding of such projects and practices and better manage the associated risks.

To access this new resource, go to, click on “Public Sector Programs and Projects”, scroll down to resource. Must be a logged in library member to access.

Posted by: Alok Kaushik