Digital Economy

Digital transformation, regulatory framework, and digital infrastructure development.

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Bahrain’s Digital Economy

Bahrain is committed to becoming the leading digital economy in the region. To achieve this goal, the government has implemented a number of initiatives and projects to support the growth of the digital sector. These initiatives have included the development of a strong regulatory framework, the creation of a well-developed infrastructure, and the promotion of a skilled workforce.

The government has laid out robust regulations, from personal data protection and eTransaction laws to Fintech policies which supported laying a solid foundation for the Kingdom’s digital economy.

As a result of these efforts, Bahrain has made significant progress in developing its digital economy. Where it ranked among the top in the Arab world and globally for its digital competitiveness. In 2020, Bahrain was ranked 4th in the Arab Digital Economy Report, 3rd among Arab states and 40th globally in the 2021 “Heritage” index of economic freedom, and it is now the leading country in the region in financial technology (FinTech). Bahrain is also ranked 25th globally in the World Competitiveness Ranking issued by the Institute for Management Development (IMD).

These rankings are a testament to the success of Bahrain's digital transformation strategy. The government's initiatives have created a favourable environment for businesses to operate in and have helped attract foreign investment and talent. As a result, Bahrain is now a hub for digital businesses and innovation.

Bahrain's digital economy is on the rise. The government is committed to investing in the sector, and several promising trends are in place to drive growth in the future. These trends include the rise of e-commerce, the increasing use of artificial intelligence, and the growing popularity of FinTech.

Bahrain is well-positioned to capitalize on these trends and continue to grow its digital economy. The country has a strong foundation in place, and the government is committed to creating a favourable environment for businesses to operate in. As a result, Bahrain is poised to become a leading digital economy in the region and the world.


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Content Last Updated: 26 Jun, 2023

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