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International Comparison Program - Western Asia

The ICP results are basically analytic in nature, and as such can be put to a multitude of research and policy uses, such as:
  • Define differences in absolute and relative economic sizes of the countries under comparison.

  • Set policies to effect changes on factor endowment, productivity, size of markets, technology and investment.

  • Develop a kit of tools of quantitative research (indices on volumes and prices of produced goods and services) to suggest policy recommendations on price management (inflation, deflation, stagnation, etc…) and to be used as national accounts deflators.

  • Provide indicators on living standards and, perhaps, on real income distribution.

  • Determine poverty thresholds and ways and means to monitor subsequent changes in poverty levels.

  • Serve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce poverty.

  • Conduct deep rooted researches on the effective Governments role in economic management and to appraise public expenditure on defence, education, health, etc..

  • Reveal differences in resource allocation and implication for performances and efficiencies assessments.

  • Reveal the trading positions of the trading partner countries.

  • Determine investment requirements and potentials.

  • Use the measurements on real incomes (in absolute and per capita terms) for various administrative and organizational matters, as well as for international policy and administration purposes.

  • Prepare the SNA economic integrated accounts in PPP terms, then more profound integrated comparative studies and models could be obtained.

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