World Bank Report on Private Public Engagement in Hydromet Services

The World Bank recently published the results of a study which reviewed the way the Private-Public relationship works in six different countries.

Read the report here.

The report highlights a significant difference between the USA, UK and Japan compared to three other nations; Indonesia, Myanmar and Ghana.

There is also a sharp difference in the ability of the Private sector to operate in the UK compared to USA and Japan.

The report concludes with a list of key enablers for a vibrant Private Public Engagement:

  • Legal framework: existent, enforced and stable over time.
  • Open Data with free access for data produced by all public entities, including the NMHS.
  • No hydromet monopoly (beside warnings), licensing or other market barriers.
  • No commercial activities of the NMHS, without very strong laws on competition.
  • Sound strategy, clear role and corresponding budget allocation for NMHS. No requirements regarding cost recovery.
  • Creating high awareness of public entities (not only NMHS), businesses and the general public regarding the benefits from hydromet products and services.
  • A structured and continuous dialog between public, private, and academic sector.

These are all policies which PRIMET supports.