Skip to Main Navigation

Public and Private Engagement in Hydromet Services : From Rivalry to Coproduction in Meteorological and Hydrological Service Delivery (English)

Complexities surround the relationships between the public and private sectors that fundamentally influence the provision of hydromet informationand services. This technical note considers the potential conflicting roles of government and the private sector that lead to confrontation and how toshift from rivalry to the coproduction of services. Different methodologies are described including approaches to modernization, the issues and possiblebenefits of outsourcing through classical contracting, and the potential to coproduce services through partnerships and collaboration. This technicalnote considers the importance of legal frameworks, open data policies, and regulation to maximize the benefits of weather enterprise and expandpublic–private sector engagement.


  • Author

    Rogers, David P., Bogdanova,Anna-Maria, Tsirkunov,Vladimir V., Suwa,Makoto

  • Document Date


  • Document Type


  • Report Number


  • Volume No


  • Total Volume(s)


  • Country


  • Disclosure Date


  • Disclosure Status


  • Doc Name

    Public and Private Engagement in Hydromet Services : From Rivalry to Coproduction in Meteorological and Hydrological Service Delivery

  • Keywords

    disaster and climate risk management; disaster risk management; private sector service providers; Public Services; external provider; information and communication technology; access to public information; public good; Public Goods; public sector institution; public service delivery; public sector body; public service provider; open data policy; private sector engagement; private service provider; safety of life; internet of things; private good; lack of knowledge; public sector financing; commercial service provider; Value for Money; numerical weather prediction; public sector entity; cost recovery basis; supply of service; role in society; cost of service; threat of exit; access to capital; types of contract; loss of life; level of support; autonomous state enterprise; responsibility of governments; conflicts of interest; public sector service; public sector information; list of services; growth and development; public sector investment; application programming interface; provision of service; private sector institutions; competitive market; meteorological service; weather services; climate services; value chain; observational data; hydrological service; common pool resource; weather forecast; meteorological observation; private provider; commercial activity; future capacity; core functions; Disaster Management; meteorological hazards; relational contract; development partner; operational expenditure; modern economy; legal framework; public body; private clients; hydrological network; net effect; Competition Law; working relationship; forecasting service; business continuity; meteorological data; core competencies; nonprofit sector; network service; private contractor; modernization program; contract management; primary reason; significant challenge; government operation; individual expert; long-term contract; performance management; legislative framework; transitional approach; national governance; ethical guidelines; global phenomenon; environmental degradation; based contracts; artificial intelligence; machine learning; security service; early warning; local capacity; ancillary data; technical expertise; creative destruction; asset specificity; component part; delivering services; profit motive; improved service; profit seeking; fundamental right; public accountability; accountability structure; public servant; potential liability; weather extremes; strategic cost; collaborative relationship; essential services; crisis situation; technological development; private actor; clear rules; open access; qualified supplier; capital expenditure; operational practices; national application; monitor performance; other development; consulting contract; contract monitoring; hiring practice; private company; commercial venture; appropriate skill; weather hazards; sole provider; grant financing; minimum level; Finance Data; public fund; extreme weather; commercial relationship; competitive behavior; transaction cost; private source; weather data; regional policy; government entity; financial resource; hydrometeorological service; aviation industry; meteorological information; governmental body; government use; natural hazard; sustainable infrastructure; private resources; resilient infrastructure; climate resilience; international agreement; exclusive use; private entity; short supply; global partnership; nonprofit provider; alert system; ict infrastructure; beneficial use; commercial purpose; hydrological observation; social optimum; warning service; international partners; small fraction; national network; regulatory process; regulatory environment; hydrological forecast; fund data; network data; national boundary; economic sector; national system; commercial sector; big data; social media; hydromet services; positive impact; national pride; data sharing; virtual network; competition rule; commercial market; exposure data; equal access; public forecast; commercial interests; Ownership Share Type



Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.


Rogers, David P. Bogdanova,Anna-Maria Tsirkunov,Vladimir V. Suwa,Makoto

Public and Private Engagement in Hydromet Services : From Rivalry to Coproduction in Meteorological and Hydrological Service Delivery (English). Public and Private Engagement in Hydromet Services Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.