Washington DC - October 19, 2010
The World Bank organized an international Conference for the users of the International Program Comparison (ICP) statistics.
The main purpose was to bring together the ICP users and partners to explore new or underutilized applications of purchasing power parity (PPP) data and methodologies. The conference participants included potential users outside the scope of traditional PPP applications and existing users with potentially new ways to apply PPP methods. The conference discussed how PPPs could be used if more fully developed and utilized. It also focused on underutilized PPP uses and extensions to bring forth recommendations.
The ultimate goal of the Conference was to increase the understanding of the ICP and to target audiences by defining the best way to reach the ICP community at national, international, private sector and academia levels.