Government Information Sharing


1. Aim

The aim of this project is to establish the information sharing needs of Macao Government agencies, and prescribe information sharing strategies, organization and technical infrastructure based on the outcome of research on state-of-the-art in the area of information sharing.

2. Objectives

  1. Capture information requirements - legal, organizational and technical, of government agencies and other government stakeholders
  2. Prescribe plausible goals for a MSAR information sharing initiative based on analysis of needs
  3. Provide a suitable information sharing policy for MSAR Government
  4. Deploy a technical infrastructure (Messaging Gateway) in a pilot agency in line with the developed information sharing policy prescribed in O3
  5. Develop the capacities of government agencies in the area of information sharing
  6. Disseminate project outcomes through the e-Macao and UNU-IIST-EGOV portals


  1. Government Information Sharing – Global Survey – A technical report providing a thorough study about the state of the art and practice in government information sharing. Results of theoretical research work, like models for information sharing and various identified problem perspectives, are discussed. Complementing the theoretical approach, information sharing initiatives undertaken by the governments of Australia, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and Estonia are revised and compared. Based on the study of the state-of-art and state-of-practice, the Government Information Sharing Framework (GISF) is proposed. GISF is aimed as a tool for government practitioners to better understand the domain and to support the development of information sharing policies and strategies.
  2. Government Information Sharing in Macao – A policy report presenting the current state of information sharing practice in the Government of Macao SAR and recommendations for formulating an information sharing policy. First, a methodology for conducting an assessment exercise to assess the current state-of-practice of government information sharing is presented. Second, the approach used for applying the methodology for the Government of Macao SAR is explained in details. Third, findings obtained through the conducted assessment exercise are reported. Finally, guided by the results of the global survey on government information sharing (D1) and the results of the exercise carried out in Macao, recommendations of critical factors and future steps in developing a whole-of-government policy for sharing government information in the Government of Macao SAR are proposed.
  3. Macao Government Information Sharing – Collected Data – A spreadsheet containing all data collected during the survey carried out for the Government of Macao SAR to assess the current state of information sharing practice. The spreadsheet also contains some data analysis
  4. Courseware on Information Sharing in Government – Annotated slides on government information sharing practices to be administered in a training program
  5. Government Information Sharing – Technical Infrastructure – A policy report presenting high-level requirements for the deployment of the Messaging Gateway, some challenges faced by UNU-IIST for carrying out the deployment, and proposed recommendations to fulfill the identified requirements
  6. Project Website – Pages on the e-Macao Portal comprehensively describing the project, its outputs, and providing information on other activities related to the project


The project is funded by the Government of Macao SAR through Macao Foundation, part of the e-Macao Program portfolio, and UNU-IIST.


The proposed partners for the project include: Public Administration and Civil Bureau – SAFP, Macao University of Science and Technology and two agencies selected for the deployment of the Message Gateway.