According to the bank document, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) has been the regional implementing agency (RIA) of the International Comparison Program (ICP) for Asia and the Pacific since 2003.
The ICP, implemented under the overall guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), is the world's largest statistical initiative that aims to produce globally comparable measures of gross domestic product (GDP) and its components (household consumption expenditure, government consumption expenditure, gross fixed capital formation, and imports and exports) based on purchasing power parities (PPPs) for economies across the world.
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA), is aimed at supporting ADB's continued role as the RIA for the 2020 cycle of the ICP in Asia and the Pacific region to produce PPPs for the year 2020 and undertaking related statistical capacity building activities in the participating economies. Within the scope of the KSTA, ADB will provide overall management, coordination of regional data collection in the participating economies through the national implementing agencies (NIAs), data validation, analysis, and calculation of the Asia Pacific regional PPPs for the 2020 cycle of the ICP which is targeted to begin globally from January 2020.
These are countries that receive funding from ADB for this project: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, People's Republic of China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei, Thailand, Viet Nam.
Technical Assistance Special Fund (ADB) US$ 2.00 million
Responsible ADB Officer Kaushal Joshi
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division EROD-SDI
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*
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