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Operational Guide

The ICP Operational Guide is a compilation of ICP operational material prepared by the ICP Global Office staff and consultants for the 2011 round of the program. It describes the approach and data requirements for the main price survey and special surveys, including various guidelines produced and survey forms. It also covers the framework and requirements for National Accounts activities for the ICP. In addition, the Guide offers guidelines for data validation, computing national annual averages, calculating PPPs, aggregation, and linking.

The Guide uses material prepared under the 2005 ICP global and regional programs, as well as OECD and Eurostat material on their PPP program. The Guide also relies on material from the ICP Book chapters. The Guide chapters are still in draft format and will undergo professional editing upon completion.


Operational Guide Chapters - Draft version

1. Introduction and Purpose

2. Overall Framework

2.1. National Accounts Framework for the ICP

2.2. ICP Classifications 

2.3. ICP Data Types 

3. Approach and Data Requirements

3.1. Household Consumption 

3.2. Fast-Evolving Technology Items 

3.3. Water 

3.4. Private Health 

3.5. Private Education 

3.6. HousingAdditional Guidelines 

3.7. GovernmentAddional Guidelines 

3.8. Machinery and Equipment, Additional Guidelines 

3.9. Construction 

4. Data Validation

4.1. Validation Tables NEW! - 04/11/12

4.2. Household Consumption 

4.3. Housing

4.4. Government 

4.5. Machinery and Equipment 

4.6. Construction NEW! - 04/12/12

4.7. National Accounts 

4.8. PPP Validation

5. National Annual Averages

5.1. Computation of National Annual Averages 

6. PPP computation and linking

6.1. PPP Computation at BH Level

6.2. Reference PPPs 

6.3. PPP Aggregation Steps

6.4. Linking Steps

7. Annex I: MORES - Case Study 

8. Annex II: Data Archiving Guidelines 

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