Purchasing power parities for policy making: a visual guide to using data from the International Comparison Program was prepared by the ICP Global Office at the World Bank Development Data Group, in collaboration with the following partner agencies: the African Development Bank (AfDB) , the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-STAT), the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA).
The publication was drafted and edited by Inyoung Song, Elizabeth Purdie, and Shriya Chauhan of the ICP Global Office, under the leadership of Marko Rissanen. Yan Bai, Rui Costa, Yuri Dikhanov, Nancy Kebe, Maurice Nsabimana, William Vigil Oliver, and Mizuki Yamanaka from the ICP Global Office provided valuable contributions. The team worked under the oversight of Nada Hamadeh, Lead Economist and Program Manager and the guidance of Haishan Fu, Director of the Development Data Group, World Bank.
This team relied on inputs from Gregoire Mboya De Loubassou from AfDB; Kaushal Joshi, Mel Lorenzo Accad, Paolo Kris Adriano, Rhea Ann Bautista, Criselda De Dios, and Eleanore Ramos from ADB; Andrey Kosarev and Valerica Accibas from CIS-STAT; Paul Konijn and Håkan Linden from Eurostat; Brian Graf, Niall O’Hanlon, and Angela Espiritu from the IMF; Pierre-Alain Pionnier from OECD; Claudia De Camino Ferrario and Ernestina Perez from UN-ECLAC; and Majed Skaini and Sadim Sbeiti from UN-ESCWA.
The following colleagues provided useful contributions and feedback: Muhammad Faisal Ali Baig, Gaurav Bhardwaj, Stephane Hallegatte, Zahid Hasnain, Timothy Herzog, Haruna Kashiwase, Christoph Lakner, Hiroko Maeda, Marta Schoch, Brian Stacy, Emi Suzuki, and Usama Zafar from the World Bank; Talal El Hourani and Rohan Pathirage from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Kate Pugh from the U.K. Office for National Statistics; Bettina Aten and Eric Figueroa from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; and Đỗ Thị Ngọc and Tạ Thị Thu Việt from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
This publication was made possible through a financial support from the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building III (TFSCB-III). TFSCB-III is supported by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, and the Governments of Canada and Korea. The publication layout and cover were designed by Will Kemp, and the final editing and proofreading were done by Elizabeth Purdie.