ICP operational guide - Operational Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring the Real Size of the World Economy
The ICP Operational Guide, Operational Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring the Real Size of the World Economy, 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 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, Measuring the Real Size of the World Economy. A Chinese translation of the ICP Operational Guide, provided by the National Bureau of Statistics of China is also available.
ICP Operational Guide (PDF by chapter)