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6 th Provincial Facilitators' Meeting ICP Asia Pacific Report 13-22 September 2005 Washington, D.C.

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  1. 6th Regional Coordinators’ MeetingICP Asia Pacific Report13-22 September 2005Washington, D.C.

  2. ICP Asia Pacific Recent Activities

  3. ICP Asia Pacific Recent Activities

  4. ICP Asia Pacific Recent Activities

  5. Other ICP Asia Pacific Activities2005

  6. Status of Price Surveysin the Asia Pacific Region

  7. Status of Price Surveys • All 23 participating countries have started their surveys as of April 2005, however, two countries did not conduct first quarter surveys • Four countries surveyed only Food, Clothing & Footwear items in the first quarter surveys • Twenty one countries have submitted their first quarter average prices to the RO, but one country did not submit raw price data

  8. Status of Price Surveys • As of July, 22 countries have surveyed the full HH consumption basket • Six countries survey urban areas only • Seventeen countries will submit prices with urban/rural dimension

  9. Data Review Workshops

  10. Data Review Workshops Held

  11. Data Validation Procedures for Countries • To ensure reliability & accuracy of price data RO prepared the following: • “Data Validation Procedure for Countries” • Automated intra-country data validation procedure

  12. Issues Identified during the DRWs • Priced product does not meet product specifications in the product list • A mixture of high & low quality products were priced, when no brand is specified • Some price quotations were collected from high-end outlets • Different interpretations in the UOM, especially where UOM is “count” • Mismatch in preferred quantities in TP & the product list

  13. Issues Identified during the DRWs • Divergence in the converted prices in PCM & BUU for data entry due to non-matching of preferred quantities in TP & the product list • Data entry errors • Errors in conversion of units • Treatment of free services; e.g. service fee for ATM withdrawals • Difficulty in formulating product specifications for some products; e.g. ladies’ handbags, leather wallet & watches

  14. Decisions taken to address DRW issues • Countries requested to review their data • Recommendation for a methodology for computing electricity & water rates • Preparation of a table on UOMs & quantities to guide countries in price data collection • Revisions & improvement in the product list

  15. Decisions taken to address DRW issues-Revisions in the Product List

  16. Status of GDP Expenditure Weights

  17. GDP Weights Estimation • Nineteen countries have submitted GDP weights • Reference year ranges from 2002 to 2004 • One country opted to participate only in the household consumption comparison

  18. Estimation & Extrapolation Concerns

  19. Estimation & Extrapolation Concerns • How to estimate annual average prices for countries without first quarter surveys • How to adjust construction & equipment prices to 2005 levels if price surveys will be conducted in 2006 • How to extrapolate GDP weights to 2005 levels

  20. Major Agreements of the RAB

  21. RAB Agreements • DRWs are top priority & minimum of 2 workshops should be conducted • Suggested that raw price data in TP be available in Excel format aside from XML • Countries need domestic experts for price surveys on construction & equipment • Confidentiality policy of the countries will be honored in respect of data access

  22. Funding Issues

  23. Funding Situation/Issues • GO provided funds for ring list workshop; DRWs; finalization of non-household list. • Significant funding is required for the ff: Data Review Workshops (DRWs) Consultants for construction; equipment & machinery • RO is requesting for funding from the GO for the construction & equipment sectors

  24. Advocacy Activities

  25. Advocacy Activities • Participating countries found the ICP brochures prepared by the GO to be useful in explaining the uses of PPPs in their countries • UN SIAP has invited the ICP Asia Pacific RO as resource person on the ICP in the “First Regional Course on Price Statistics and Introduction to ICP” in Maldives on 26-30 September

  26. Other Household Consumption Product List

  27. Health & Pharmaceuticals • Six pharmaceutical products were proposed to be deleted: Fluphenazine Decaonate Pyrimethamine with suldoxine Zidovudine Indinavir Nevirapine Artesunate • Two paramedical services were proposed to be deleted: Assistant nurse home visit l Assistant nurse home visit ll • Need to specify if “paramedical services” is rendered by private or health sector

  28. Education • Reference PPPs will be utilized for public education • Education Services PSs to be developed only for private education Pre-primary & primary education Secondary education Tertiary education (computer science) Tertiary education (excluding first degree in computer science) Foreign language course Private lessons in mathematics (outside school hours) Music course or lessons

  29. Ring List Workshop

  30. Thank you

  31. Example of an Expanded Product back

  32. Product with Changes/Modifications in Product Specifications back

  33. Product with Clarifications in Product Specifications back