The World Bank organized a session, within the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) Conference which was held on December 6-8, 2016 in Abu Dhabi. The session entitled “Improving Statistics and Purchasing Power Parities in the Gulf Region to Inform Policy-Making”, was presented with speakers from the United Arab Emirates Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and the World Bank.
The session discussed efforts underway to improve statistics in general, and PPPs in particular, in the Gulf region. It examined the uses of PPPs and their applications to better inform policy-making and poverty measurement. The session highlighted the work undertaken by the United Arab Emirates in these areas.
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