Policies and Standards

Find detailed policies and standards related to the investment and usage of information technology in the government sector in a way that supports government's direction towards reducing costs and increasing efficiency in government performance.


This policy sets out general guiding principles for a “cloud first” approach for government entities to consider in adopting cloud computing solutions as a primary part of their IT planning and procurement.
Published Date: 24/04/2017
The Backup Policy is set to ensure that backup copies of critical business data are taken regularly in a secure and reliable manner such that it is available for restoration of business operations when needed in the event of data loss, disasters, or system failures
Published Date: 06/04/2023
This policy highlights the commitment of Government of Bahrain to focus on digital government, digital economy, digital channels & behaviors.
Published Date: 05/07/2021
This policy highlights the commitment of the Government of Bahrain to focus not only on the e-enablement of traditional participation methods and strengthening social media channels, but also leapfrogging towards new electronic methods of engagement.
Published Date: 06/07/2021
This policy highlights the commitment of Government of Bahrain towards the publication and usage of Government data to increase the accessibility and easier sharing of non-sensitive data for commercial as well as societal transformation.
Published Date: 10/01/2023
This policy focuses on establishing good practices related to the usage and procurement of printing solutions within Bahrain’s government entities and employees.
Last Update : 29/03/2023


This document standardizes the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) tags across government entities to facilitate systematic tracking, monitoring, and reporting.
Published Date: 23/08/2021
These standards intend to help to drive a structured approach to consistently develop high-quality mobile apps to ensure that an optimal, consistent user-experience is delivered across the Kingdom’s government mobile apps.
Published Date: 02/07/2017
The Website design Standards is designed to strengthen the security, usability, accessibility, and quality of Bahrain Government websites through standardization and adoption of internationally recognize best practices.
Last Update : 24/01/2021
A checklist of mandatory guidelines outlined in this document. Entities may use this checklist to validate their websites against these guidelines and make necessary modification to ensure compliance.
Last Update : 15/11/2021
Website optimization guidelines is designed to systematically improve the performance of Government websites to meet the business objectives, improve user experience, repeated site visits and improve customer satisfaction.
Last Update : 01/01/2016
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the international standard for web accessibility. The objective is to guide government entities to have the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities.
Last Update : 01/01/2016
This document is intended to set standards and guidelines for Computer Desktops and Laptops purchases for government employees, with recommended specifications for different user categories.
Last Update : 05/06/2023
This document provides a set of guidelines and best practices for government entities to facilitate successful management and implementation of System and Application Development Projects.
Published Date: 11/07/2021