WMO Integrated Strategic Planning Guide
This document is the Integrated Strategic Planning Guide prepared by Baastel for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and is meant to provide a step by step approach to conduct strategic planning. Governments, institutions and citizens globally are increasingly demanding more useful and reliable weather, climate, water and related environmental information products and services. The WMO and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) of its Members play a critical role in the provision of these products and services. Indeed, the services provided by NMHSs are of significant benefit for decision-makers addressing global, regional and national challenges in a number of different spheres and sectors.
According to WMO’s Strategic Plan 2015-2019, the high demand for quality and timely weather, climate, water and related environmental information products and services is also fuelling growth in the number of private-sector entities who also provide value-added products and services. As such, the WMO and NMHSs are exploring methods to improve efficiencies in the sector through regional collaboration and cooperation, the forging of strategic and cost-effective partnerships amongst themselves, other institutions and private-sector service providers. This is expected to improve the capacity of NMHSs to deliver support in meeting the expectations of governments to save lives, reduce damages, contribute to economic growth and support environmental stewardship.