The World Bank performed an assessment of the national hydrometeorological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s (Kazhydromet) monitoring, forecasting, projection, and warning systems for climate-related hazards, across timescales (from nowcasting for rapid onset hazards to downscaling for long-term climate projections).

The assessment focused on ten different elements of hydrometeorological services, including: governance and institutional setting, partnerships, observational infrastructure, data and product management, sharing, and policies, numerical modelling and forecasting tool application, warning and advisory services, climate services, hydrological services, product dissemination and outreach, and use and national value of products and services.

Generally, Kazhydromet is in quite a good state with a large, highly motivated, well-educated, and trained staff, good technical infrastructure, functioning working procedures and methods, etc.

The assessment has however identified some gaps in these fields, delivering a suite of recommendations to improve Kazhydromet’s services and performance based on global good practice.