International Comparison Program 2011: Activities

 

To ensure the timely submissions of outputs, the RO and NIAs are working based on agreed time table and schedule and conduct of meetings, training and workshops as follow:

Regional Advisory Board (RAB)

Third Regional Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting
13-14 May 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 22 participants

The members of the Regional Advisory Board of the 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP) for Asia and the Pacific were convened to discuss the status of the implementation of the 2011 ICP particularly in relation to the outcomes of the validation workshops and ICP Experts' group meetings. The objectives of the meeting include discussion and endorsement of the following ICP areas:

  1. approaches to PPP calculations for actual and imputed rents for Housing;
  2. roductivity adjustments for government compensation;
  3. analysis of the 2011 ICP price and national accounts data; and
  4. methods for estimating the 2011 PPP and per capita relatives of GDP and its major aggregates.
Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Agenda
Participants
Business Arising from the Second RAB Meeting
Updates from the ICP Global Office
Updates from the 2011 ICP
2011 Consumption Expenditures of Government
Dwelling Services
Machinery and Equipment
Construction
Individual Consumption Expenditures by Household
2011 Gross Domestic Expenditures
Aggregation of Price Data for ICP
2011 ICP Preliminary Results
Extrapolating PPPs
 


Second Meeting of the ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board
18 November 2010, Intercontinental Beijing Financial Street, Beijing, People's Republic of China, attended by 13 members

The meeting was held to update the RAB members on the progress to date in implementing the 2011 ICP in Asia Pacific region, address any shortcomings and resolve outstanding issues. It was co-hosted by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) PRC.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 327 kb]
Annex 1 – Agenda [PDF: 42 kb]
Annex 2 - Participants [PDF: 46 kb]
2011 ICP Updates at the Global Level [PDF: 599 kb]
AP Status of Implementation on 2011 ICP [PDF: 18 kb]
Current Activities for the 2011 ICP at the Regional Level [PDF: 57 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific Software Suite [PDF: 137 kb]


Organizational Meeting of the ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board
20 May 2010, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, attended by 11 members

The meeting was convened to set the overall direction of the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific program; its governance framework; and the proposed research agenda for the current ICP round. The meeting is also vital in obtaining the support and commitment from stakeholders including the ICP Global Office, international organizations and National Implementing Agencies.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 177 kb]
Annex 1 – Agenda [PDF: 295 kb]
Annex 2 – Participants [PDF: 40 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific - Framework of Partnership [PDF: 732 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific –Terms of Reference [PDF: 47 kb]
Regional Workplan [PDF: 205 kb]
Country Workplan – Proforma [PDF: 47 kb]
ICP Governance Framework [PDF: 410 kb]
ICP at the Global Level [PDF: 2,652 kb]
2011 ICP for Asia and the Pacific [PDF: 350 kb]
Role of the 2011 Regional Advisory Board [PDF: 373 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific: Institutional Arrangements [PDF: 561 kb]


Conference on Developments in the ICP in Asia and the Pacific
9-10 March 2011, ADB Headquarters, Manila, attended by 75 participants

The conference is a venue for heads of national implementing agencies national coordinators, statisticians, and economists from national and international organizations to come together to present and discuss the methodology and results of the research initiatives on the 20 09 Pur chasing Power Parity update and developments in the ICP.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 226 kb]
Annex 1 – Agenda [PDF: 122 kb]
Annex 2 – Participants [PDF: 17 kb]
Session 2.1 Asia Update Methodology Core List Approach [PDF: 139 kb]
Session 2.1 Building Core Product List--Comments [PDF: 71 kb]
Session 2.1 Updating 2005 PPP to 2009 in the AP Region Methodology and Empirical Results [PDF: 943 kb]
Session 2.2 Alternative Approach to Construction--Comments [PDF: 48 kb]
Session 2.2 Construction PPPs [PDF: 102 kb]
Session 3 ICP CPI Integration and Subnational PPPs for the Philippines--Comments [PDF: 275 kb]
Session 3 Subnational PPP Philippines [PDF: 1,352 kb]
Session 3 Towards Integration of ICP and CPI [PDF: 683 kb]
Session 4 1993 SNA Implementation and SUT in Asia and the Pacific--Comments [PDF: 18 kb]
Session 4 1993 SNA Implementation and Supply and Use Tables in Asia and the Pacific [PDF: 293 kb]
Session 4 SUT Implementation in Asia Pacific [PDF: 825 kb]
Session 5 2009 PPP Updates [PDF: 1,039 kb]
Session 6.1 ICP Statistical Capacity Building [PDF: 88 kb]
Session 6.2 Ensuring Parity in the Region--Presentation [PDF: 874 kb]
Session 6.2 Ensuring Parity in the Region [PDF: 173 kb]
Session 6.3 Challenges in ICP-Africa Implementation [PDF: 545 kb]
Session 6.4 Developments in the Implementation of ICP ESCWA [PDF: 63 kb]
Session 6.5 Implementing ICP in Jordan [PDF: 215 kb]
Session 6.6 ICP 2011 Challenges Global Office [PDF: 1,605 kb]

 

Regional Office

2011 ICP Asia and the Pacific Expert’s Group Meeting
25-26 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by 6 participants

The two-day Experts' Group discussion was held back to back with the Technical Evaluation of the 2011 ICP Data from 14-22 March 2013. The meeting focused on inter-country regional validation for gross domestic products; construction; dwellings and rentals; compensation; and machinery and equipment (M&E) of which extreme outliers for each country for each sector were identified prior to conducting inter-country validation.

Highlights of the Meeting  
Highlights
Participants
 


Technical Evaluation of the 2011 International Comparison Program Data
14-22 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by 60 participants

The technical discussions were convened to review annual average prices of household and non-household sectors which will be used to compute the 2011 Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) for the Asia and Pacific region, and subsequently in the global results. The event comprised of two modules: review of data for the household sectors on 3-5 July; and the other for non-household sectors on 6-10 July.

Highlights of the Meeting Presentation/Reference Materials
Agenda
Participants
Overview of the Workshop
Inter-Country Validation: GDP Expenditure Values
Productivity Adjustment for Government
Compensation PPPs for Housing Services


Core Group Meeting on Non-Household Sectors
11-12 July 2012, Manila, Philippines, attended by 9 experts

A two-day meeting was convened to review the non-household sectors of machinery and equipment (M&E); dwellings; and government compensation. Discussions on the M&E items on the first day included an in-depth technical review of the items priced by the countries to determine the items that satisfy the required structured product descriptions (SPDs); identify equivalent items; and determine the need to split items if necessary; and make recommendations on further action to be undertaken by the ADB and the participating countries.

Highlights of the Meeting  
Highlights
Participants
 


Technical Evaluation of ICP Price Survey
3-10 July 2012, Manila, Philippines, attended by 26 participants

The technical discussions were convened to review annual average prices of household and non-household sectors which will be used to compute the 2011 Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) for the Asia and Pacific region, and subsequently in the global results. The TEIPS focused on the review of data for the household sectors on 3-5 July; and the other for non-household sectors on 6-10 July.

Highlights of the Meeting Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights
Agenda
Participants
Overview of the Workshop
Inter-Country Validation: GDP Expenditure Values
Water Tariff
CPD-CPRD and Effects of Importance
What is an Important Product?
Sub-Group Session Mechanics

Machinery & Equipment
Construction
Resource mix
Dwelling and Quantities
Quantity Approach to Estimating PPPs for Dwelling
Rental Data Validation
Rents of Dwelling
Estimates of Capital Stocks
Estimating Government Stock of Fixed Capita


Fourth Technical Evaluation of Household Price Survey Results
16-19 January 2012, Hanoi, Viet Nam, attended by 39 participants

This discussion is very critical in ensuring the quality of price data for the computation of robust Purchasing Power Parity data. The Technical Evaluation aims to review, discuss and identify sources of variations; and assess the revised first semester 2011 and preliminary third quarter household price data. Senior Price Statisticians attended the discussion.

Highlights of the Meeting Presentation/Reference Materials
Agenda
Participants
Updates on Product List
Compensation PCT


Fifth Technical Evaluation of Household Price Survey
22-27 March 2012, Siem Reap, Cambodia, attended by 25 participants

The technical evaluation was organized to validate and analyze the January to December household price data for 2011; and resolve intra- and inter-economy issues in the price data. This was attended by senior price statisticians from 21 DMCs with the ICP Global Office Manager and International ICP Expert as resource persons.

Highlights of the Meeting  
Highlights of the Meeting
Annex 1 - Agenda
Annex 2 - List of Participants
Annex 5 - Guidelines for Evaluating Availability and Importance
 


First Technical Evaluation of Non-Household Price Surveys
28-30 March 2012, Siem Reap, Cambodia, attended by 46 participants

Price statisticians and resource persons from national statistical offices and ministries of twenty-two DMCs, the ADB and the World Bank discussed and resolved issues concerning preliminary data for machinery & equipment; construction; rental for the 2011 International Comparison Program.

Workshop Proceedings  
Highlights of the Meeting
Annex 1 - Agenda
Annex 2 - List of Participants
 


Discussion of Non-Household Sectors
22-24 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 47 participants

National Experts on Machinery and Equipment joined the Price Statisticians to discuss price surveys on dwelling rental, construction and machinery and equipment. The M&E experts were engaged by the national statistics offices to assist them in pricing the non-household sector items. The Global Office Manager from the World Bank, as well as International Experts were invited to facilitate discussions on these sectors.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Agenda
Participants
Housing
Construction
Non-Household Notes
Machinery and Equipment PCT User's Manual


Third Technical Evaluation of Household Price Survey Results
19-21 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 27 participants

Price Statisticians from the 23 participating DMCs gathered to discuss the results of the intra- and inter-country validation and analysis of the first half 2011 household price survey data, in addition to updating and finalizing outstanding issues on the regional and global household product list. A Global Office Representative from the World Bank also attended the workshop.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Agenda
Participants
Workshop Overview
Updates on Product List
Session 1 Guidelines on Intra-Country Price Data Validation
Session 2 Guidelines on Inter-Country Price Data Validation
ICP APSS Question and Answer


Second Technical Evaluation of Household Price Survey Results and Related Sectors
13-18 June 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal, attended by 45 participants

Countries and ADB ICP Team collectively reviewed the first quarter household price data; resolved household data issues after intra-and intra-country validation; and introduced the product lists and survey instruments for the non-household sectors including construction, machinery and equipment, compensation of government employees, and dwelling rental.
 

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials


Technical Evaluation of the 2011 ICP Household Product List
11-12 March 2011, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, attended by 24 participants

The two-day technical evaluation was the final leg of the series of International Comparison Program (ICP) events held in Manila after the Dissemination Meeting for Heads of National Implementing Agencies (NIAs) held on 8 March 2011 and the Conference on Developments in the ICP in Asia and the Pacific held on 9-10 March 2011. It was conducted to assess the implementation of the 2011 ICP price surveys; assess the availability and appropriateness of the Structured Product Descriptions (SPDs) in the 2011 ICP Product List; and provide updates on the ICP Asia Pacific Software Suite. It was attended by the National Coordinators from 18 NIAs, with resource persons coming from the University of Queensland and the World Bank.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 445kb]
Annex 1 – Agenda [PDF: 411kb]
Annex 2 – Participants [PDF: 410kb]
Annex 3 - List of New Products [PDF: 16kb]
Annex 4 - List of Products with Modifications [PDF: 113kb]
Annex 5 - List of Products For Discussion But Not Modified [PDF: 86kb]
Annex 6 - Schedule of Deliverables [PDF: 7kb]
Workshop Overview [PDF: 497kb]
Guidelines for Discussion [PDF: 3,776kb]
FAQs on ICP Price Collection [PDF: 4,434kb]
FAQs on ICP APSS [PDF: 4,032kb]
Chapter 5 - Product List Specifications and Pre-Survey [PDF: 1782kb]


Workshop on the 2011 ICP Survey Framework and Methodology
27 September – 01 October 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by 46 participants

The objectives of the workshop include the presentation and discussion of 1) the 2011 ICP Survey Framework and Methodology of the economies participating in the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific; 2) the Purchasing Power Parity methods; and the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Software Suite (APSS). Participants to the workshop comprised National Coordinators (NC) and price statisticians from 22 participating economies.

Workshop Proceedings Country Presentations Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 316 kb]
Annex 1 - Agenda [PDF: 50 kb]
Annex 2 - List of Participants [PDF: 53 kb]
Annex 3 - List of Deliverables [PDF: 316 kb]
Bangladesh [PDF: 32 kb]
Bhutan [PDF: 66 kb]
Brunei Darussalam [PDF: 46 kb]
Cambodia [PDF: 391 kb]
People's Republic of China [PDF: 1,322 kb]
Fiji [PDF: 149 kb]
Hong Kong, China [PDF: 1,655 kb]
India [PDF: 28 kb]
Indonesia [PDF: 643 kb]
Lao People's Democratic Republic [PDF: 26 kb]
Macao, China [PDF: 138 kb]
Malaysia [PDF: 30 kb]
Maldives [PDF: 245 kb]
Mongolia [PDF: 199 kb]
Myanmar [PDF: 279 kb]
Nepal [PDF: 175 kb]
Philippines [PDF: 935 kb]
Singapore [PDF: 2,896 kb]
Sri Lanka [PDF: 120 kb]
Taipei,China
Thailand [PDF: 210 kb]
Viet Nam [PDF: 189 kb]
ICP Workshop Overview [PDF: 25 kb]
ICP Price Survey Design [PDF: 40 kb]
Sample Size, Outlet Numbers and Reliability [PDF: 44 kb]
ICP Methods of Aggregation [PDF: 155 kb]
Guidelines for the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Implementation [PDF: 50 kb]
ICP Pricing Concepts [PDF: 32 kb]
ICP Editing and Data Validation [PDF: 35 kb]
Product Lists Development Update - Global [PDF: 336 kb]
Product Lists Development Update - Regional [PDF: 294 kb]
ICP Field Officers Manual for Price Collectors [PDF: 597 kb]
ICP APSS User's Manual [PDF: 634 kb]
ICP APSS Flowchart [PDF: 14 kb]
ICP APSS Data Handling and Transfer [PDF: 42 kb]


Training and Review Workshop – Product Lists Development and Preliminary Sampling Design
16-22 June 2010, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, attended by 30 participants

The workshop was conducted to present the ICP Survey Framework and proposed Price Collection scheme; collectively review the Global Core List; and the discuss the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Product Catalog.

Workshop Proceedings Country Presentations Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 327 kb]
Annex 1 - Agenda [PDF: 48 kb]
Annex 2 - List of Participants [PDF: 280 kb]
Annex 3 - Report on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Sampling Frameworks of Twenty Two Economies in Asia and the Pacific [PDF: 84 kb]
Bangladesh [PDF: 10 kb]
Bhutan [PDF: 20 kb]
Brunei Darussalam [PDF: 210 kb]
Cambodia [PDF: 669 kb]
People's Republic of China [PDF: 5,099 kb]
Fiji [PDF: 18 kb]
Hong Kong, China [PDF: 1,494 kb]
Indonesia [PDF: 677 kb]
Lao People's Democratic Republic [PDF: 8 kb]
Macao, China [PDF: 187 kb]
Malaysia [PDF: 1,169 kb]
Maldives [PDF: 105 kb]
Mongolia [PDF: 117 kb]
Myanmar [PDF: 3,546 kb]
Nepal [PDF: 16 kb]
Pakistan [PDF: 27 kb]
Philippines [PDF: 324 kb]
Singapore [PDF: 1,581 kb]
Sri Lanka [PDF: 1,939 kb]
Taipei,China
Thailand [PDF: 76 kb]
Viet Nam [PDF: 23 kb]
ICP Price Survey Design - Introduction [PDF: 37 kb]
ICP Survey Framework [PDF: 52 kb]
ICP Summary [PDF: 12 kb]
ICP Price Collection - Practical Approach [PDF: 282 kb]
Product Lists Development – Background [PDF: 66 kb]
Product List Development – Global [PDF: 14 kb]
Product List Development – Regional [PDF: 15 kb]


Inception Workshop
14-15 June 2010, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, attended by 44 participants

The workshop aims to provide overview and technical background, as well as discuss the institutional arrangements on the 2011 ICP Asia Pacific.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 323 kb]
Letter of No Objection [PDF: 32 kb]
Draft Framework of Partnership [PDF: 50 kb]
Draft Advance Payment Facility [PDF: 69 kb]
Annex 1 - Agenda [PDF: 44 kb]
Annex 2 - List of Participants [PDF: 281 kb]
Annex 3 - Regional Work Plan [PDF: 136 kb]
Annex 4 - Country Work Plan [PDF: 134 kb]
Workshop Overview [PDF: 63 kb]
ICP Technical Background [PDF: 153 kb]
Institutional Arrangement [PDF: 67 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific - National Level [PDF: 311 kb]
2011 Global Core List [PDF: 32 kb]


Organizational Meeting of the Heads of National Implementing Agencies 
20 May 2010, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, attended by 22 participants

The meeting provided a venue to introduce to the heads of the NIA, the objectives; work program; data and related statistical requirements; and provide some background on the proposed methods and research agenda for the 2011 ICP. The meeting also provided the opportunity for all parties to discuss the Framework of Partnership which defines the roles and responsibilities of the ADB and the NIAs.

Workshop Proceedings Presentation/Reference Materials
Highlights [PDF: 312 kb]
Annex 1 – Agenda [PDF: 732 kb]
Annex 2 – Participants [PDF: 732 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific - Framework of Partnership [PDF: 732 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific –Terms of Reference [PDF: 47 kb]
Regional Workplan [PDF: 205 kb]
Country Workplan - Proforma [PDF: 47 kb]
ICP Governance Framework [PDF: 410 kb]
ICP at the Global Level [PDF: 2,652 kb]
2011 ICP for Asia and the Pacific [PDF: 350 kb]
Role of the 2011 Regional Advisory Board [PDF: 373 kb]
2011 ICP Asia Pacific: Institutional Arrangements [PDF: 561 kb]