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International Comparison Program - Western Asia


ICP-ESCWA regional meetings and workshops:

Second Workshop on International Comparison Program For Western Asia (ICP-Western Asia),
June 26-30, 2004, Cairo-Egypt


Saturday, 26 June 2004

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:00 Inaugural Session
Mr. Abdelrahman El-Mansouri,Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

Session 1:  ICP: Progress of Work
Mr. Abdelrahman El-Mansouri

10:00-10:30  Agreement on the Agenda
                   Progress at the global level, Mr. Yonas Biru
                   Progress at the regional level, Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2:   Product Lists for the following Groups: Food & Clothing,  Furniture & Utilities, Transport & Communications
Chair: Mr. Yonas Biru

11:30-12:00  Status of Provisional List for Food and Clothing
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

12:00-12:45 1. Food and Clothing Provisional List in Western Asia:  Objectives, Developments& Challenges
2. Presentation of SPDs/PSs for Furniture & Utilities
Ms. Neda Jafar

12:45-13:00 Guideline for ICP pricing  
Mr. Sultan Ahmed

14:15-15:00 Discussion

13:30-15:30  Round Table for Product Lists:
• Final Product List for Food and Clothing
• SPDs/PSs for:
• Furniture and Utilities
• Transport and Communications
Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, Ms. Neda Jafar

Sunday, 27 June 2004

Session 3: Continuation of Session II (Product Lists)
Chair: Chair: Mr. Sultan Ahmad

09:00-11:00 Round Table (continued)
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, Ms. Neda Jafar

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Round Table (continued)
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, Ms. Neda Jafar

13:30-14:00 Coffee Break

14:00-15:30 Round Table (continued)
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy, Ms. Neda Jafar

Session 4: PPP Data Processing
Chair: Mr. Yonas Biru

15:30-16:00 Brief overview on PPP concepts: responsibility, process and methods of data processing
Mr. Sultan Ahmad

Monday, 28 June 2004

Session 5: Preparation of Price Survey
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

09:00-10:30  Sampling and Survey Framework for Price Collection
Mr. Sultan Ahmad

10:30-11:00 Country cases

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Session 6: ICP Tool Pack Training

11:30-12:00 Overview of Tool Pack
Mr. Vilas Mandlekar

12:00-13:30 Training on Price Collection Module (PCM)
Mr. Vilas Mandlekar, Ms. Nada Hamadeh

13:30-14:00 Coffee Break

14:00-16:00  Session VI (continued)
Mr. Vilas Mandlekar, Ms. Nada Hamadeh

Tuesday, 29 June 2004

Session 7: ICP Tool Pack Training (continued)

09:00-11:00  Training on Price Administration Module (PAM)
Mr. Vilas Mandlekar ,Ms. Nada Hamadeh

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Session VII (continued)

13:30-14:00  Coffee Break

Session VII (continued)

Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Session 8: ICP and GDP Expenditure Data
Chair: Mr. Mohamed Abou El-Atta

09:00-11:00 Expenditure classification system in ICP
Mr. Sultan Ahmad

Sources of Data for obtaining detailed breakdown of expenditure
Mr. Sultan Ahmad, Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

11:00-11:30  Coffee Break

Session 9: Chair: Mr. Yona Biru

11:30-12:00 Data dissemination policy
Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

12:00-12:30  Action Plan Mr. Mohamed Al-Badrawy

Session 10: Closing Session
Chair: Mr. Abdelrahman El-Masnouri

12:30-13:00  Other Matters , Mr. Yonas Biru
                    Wrap-up and Closing , Mr. Mohamed Al Badrawy



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