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The International Comparison Program (ICP)

The ICP is the world's largest global statistical initiative for estimating purchasing power parities (PPPs) to compare economic outputs, standards of living, and relative price levels across economies.

The ICP entails estimating purchasing power parities (PPPs) and related macro-economic aggregates of economies for comparison. The World Bank coordinates global-level ICP, while ADB covers the program’s Asia-Pacific component

2021 ICP Regional Advisory Board

  • Members of National Implementing Agencies:
    Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Cambodia
    Director General, International Statistical Information Center, National Bureau of Statistics of China, People’s Republic of China
    Commissioner, Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong, China
    Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India
    Chief Statistician, Department of Statistics Malaysia
    Chief Statistician, Maldives Bureau of Statistics
    Director General, Trade Policy and Strategy Office, Thailand

  • Institutional Members:
    General Manager, Macroeconomic Statistics Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Director, Statistics Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Director, United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
    Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

  • Ex-officio Members:
    Director, Development Data Group, World Bank
    Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist and Director General and Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, Asian Development Bank

  • Member Secretary:
    Regional Coordinator, International Comparison Program (ICP) Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank

  • Secretariat:
    ADB ICP Team