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Author: Dr Ali Al-Khouri


Print (hardback)             ISBN: 978-1-909287-51-8

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Critical Insights From Government Projects examines the implementation of major projects in the governmental field, and more specifically those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The book is divided in to four research categories: project management, project evaluation, electronic services, and technology implementation. The chapters cover the theory and practice of the implementation, in the public sector, of advanced technologies in a governmental setting.

The research in this book was conducted and written by senior government officials and practitioners. The chapters include key critical insights from several strategic government initiatives, general management frameworks, reflections and a review of fundamental lessons learned.

Key Features

  • Includes a rare insight in to major government projects in the Middle Eastern region.
  • Examines implementation of major projects from a practical perspective.
  • The review of the various projects is set against a broader framework, making the analysis of the implementation far more rigorous and relevant.
  • Written by leading players in the area.
  • Critical Insights From Government Projects is easy-to-read and is highly practical.


Scholars, practitioners, business executives and government/economic policy makers worldwide, and especially those with an interest in the Middle East.

ISBN (print):                978-1-909287-51-8

ISBN (digital PDF):     978-1-909287-52-5

ISBN (epub):               978-1-909287-53-2

ISBN (mobi):               978-1-909287-54-9

Publication date:         June 2013

Territorial rights:          worldwide

Number of pages:       185

Size (print):                 234mm x 156mm

Readership:                university and professional

BIC2 code(s):             KJMP, KJMV8, KNTX, JPP        

BISAC code(s):          TEC062000, BUS032000 


Project management: projects management in reality; lessons from government IT projects; an innovative project management methodology

Projects evaluation: UAE National ID Programme case study; using quality models to evaluate large IT systems

Electronic services: electronic government in the GCC countries

Technology implementations: 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


Dr Al-Khouri is the Director General (Under Secretary) of the Emirates Identity Authority: a federal government organisation established in 2004 to rollout and manage the national identity management infrastructure program in the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in the UAE national identity card program since its early conceptual phases during his work with the Ministry of Interior. He has also been involved in many other strategic government initiatives in the past 22 years of his experience in the government sector.

He holds an engineering doctorate degree in strategic and large scale programs management from Warwick University, UK; Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Information Management from Lancaster University, UK; and a Bachelors Degree (B.Sc., Hons.) from Manchester University, UK. He is also a member in several academic and professional institutions. He is an active researcher in the field of advanced technology implementation in the government sector, and the approaches to reinventing governments and revolutionising public sector services and electronic business. He has published more than 50 research articles in various areas of applications in the past 10 years.


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