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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

Terms of Use

Unless otherwise indicated, all data and metadata provided in ADB's International Comparison Program (ICP) website may be copied, downloaded, distributed, adapted, duplicated, linked, displayed or included in other products for commercial and noncommercial purposes at no cost. However, sections of ADB’s ICP website may link to or contain content which may originate from third parties and use of this content may be subject to different copyright/terms of use. Users who wish to use content from third-party providers should refer to the source material for the relevant terms of use before such use. The inclusion of a third party link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by ADB or that the information and materials at the website are accurate, complete, or up-to-date.

By using any of the data or metadata provided on the ADB’s ICP website, you agree to provide attribution to the Asian Development Bank and its content providers in the following format: Asian Development Bank: International Comparison Program ( Accessed On [insert date of access]. When sharing or facilitating access to the ADB’s ICP website or the data or metadata provided therein, you agree to include the same acknowledgement requirement in any sub-licenses of the data that you grant, and a requirement than any sub-licensee do the same. You may meet this requirement by providing the uniform resource locator (URL) of these terms of use.

ADB accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the material posted on the website or the information contained therein, or for any consequences arising from its use and does not invite or accept reliance being placed on any materials or information so provided. Users may not claim or imply that ADB endorses such use of data, nor may they use ADB's logo in conjunction with such use, unless they have prior written permission from ADB. ADB reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the ADB’s ICP website, or any means of accessing or utilizing it at its sole discretion with or without prior notice.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material on ADB’s ICP website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ADB concerning the legal status of any country, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontier or boundaries.

Please review the ADB Terms of Use prior to using ADB’s ICP website. By using ADB’s ICP website or any presentations of data derived from them, you agree to be bound by ADB's Terms of Use, including these terms of use.