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International Comparison Program - Western Asia

Activities

ICP-ESCWA regional meetings and workshops:

1st Regional Meeting on the International Comparison Program in Western Asia: 24-27 June 2003, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Tuesday, 24 June 2003

Opening Session

Session 1: ICP - An Integrated Statistical Framework
Chair: Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

Introduction to the International Comparison Program
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager, ICP, World Bank

ICP-Western Asia: Objectives and Strategy
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP-Western Asia Coordinator, ESCWA

Discussion


Session 2: ICP-Western Asia
Chair: Mr. Derek Blades, Consultant

Governance Arrangement, Implementation Plan and Time Table
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP-Western Asia Coordinator, ESCWA

Building Synergies
Mr. Atif Kubursi, EAD Interim Chief, ESCWA

ICP-Western Asia: National Perspectives
(Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon)

Discussion

Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Session 3: Enhancing National Statistical Capacities
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP-Western Asia Coordinator, ESCWA

SNA-93: Improving GDP Estimates
Mr. Derek Blades, Consultant

Dividing GDP into Basic Heading Components – the Building Blocks of ICP
Mr. Derek Blades, Consultant

Discussion

Session 4: Integration of ICP with CPI
Chair: Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager, ICP, World Bank

Developing ICP List of Specifications for Consumption
Ms. Nada Hamadeh, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, EAD, ESCWA

Integration of ICP-Western Asia with National CPI Work
Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

National Price Statistics Systems: Oman’s Experience
Mr. Saber Al-Harbi, ICP National Coordinator, Oman

Discussion

CPI/ICP Software: Demonstration of CPI/ICP ToolPack
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank

Discussion

Thursday, 26 June 2003

Session 5: Government Services and Capital Formation
Mr. Atif Kubursi, EAD Interim Chief, ESCWA

Government Services
Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

Price Surveys for Equipment Goods
Mr. Derek Blades, Consultant

Discussion

Price Surveys for Construction and Civil Engineering
Mr. Michael Ward, Consultant

Discussion

Measuring Poverty using PPPs
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank

Discussion

National Work Plans
Mr. Yonas Biru, Deputy Global Manager ICP, World Bank
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP-Western Asia Coordinator, ESCWA

Discussion

Session 6: Establishing the Regional Advisory Board for ICP-Western Asia
Chair: Mr. Atif Kubursi, EAD Interim Chief, ESCWA

Roles and Responsibilities of ICP-Western Asia Advisory Board
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, ICP-Western Asia Coordinator, ESCWA

Formation of the ICP-Western Asia Advisory Board: Mandate; Membership; Discussion


Friday, 27 June 2003

Session 7: Meeting of ICP-Western Asia Advisory Board
Chair: Chairperson of the Advisory Board

Adoption of Regional and National Work Plan and Time Tables

Adoption of MOU between ESCWA and National Implementing Agencies

Fund Raising Strategy and Plan of Action

Closing Session
 


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