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International Comparison Program - Western Asia

Activities

ICP-ESCWA regional meetings and workshops:

1st Regional Workshop on the International Comparison Program in Western Asia:
15-19 December 2003, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Monday, 15 December 2003

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:00 Opening

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Session 1: International Comparison Program: Work Progress
Chair: Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

10:30-11:15 Overview of the global program and work progress on the global front
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager, ICP, World Bank

11:15-12:00 Work Progress in Western Asia
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

12:00-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:00 Coffee Break

Session 2: ICP Handbook
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

13:00-14:15 Chapter 4: Pricing Concepts and Work Methods
Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

14:15-15:00 Discussion


Tuesday, 16 December 2003 (ROOM II)

Session 2: ICP Handbook (continued)
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

9:30-10:45 Chapter 5: Preparing Product Lists
Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Consultant

10:45-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:15 Chapter 6: Survey and Sample Framework
Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

13:15-14:00 Discussion


Wednesday, 17 December 2003

Session 3: Applications of Data Collection and Data Processing in Price Surveys
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

9:00-9:40 Review of aggregation methods from point of view of price data collection
Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Consultant

9:40-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 ToolPack demonstration and overview of its uses by national, regional and global offices
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank

11:45-12:30 Discussion

12:30-12:45 Coffee Break

12:45-13:45 Status of SPDs for food, clothing and footwear in Western Asia
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

13:45-14:45 Discussion


Thursday, 18 December 2003

Session 4: Structured Product Specifications.
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank

09:00-10:15 SPD Software Demonstration.
Ms. Neda Jafar, Statistician, Economic Analysis Division, ESCWA

10:15-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Round Table to review the Structured Product Descriptions and National Product Specifications for food, clothing and footwear.

13:00-13:30 Coffee Break

13:30-15:00 Round Table, Continued


Friday, 19 December 2003

Closing Session: Forthcoming Action Plan
Chair: Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Consultant

9:00-9:30 Work plans and timelines for the remaining basic headings, including the balance of consumption, government and gross capital formation
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank

9:30-10:00 Discussion

10:00-11:00 Revising preparatory activities and implementation plans and timelines 2004-2006
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP Coordinator for Western Asia, ESCWA

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 General Discussion

12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks

 


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