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Outreach Events

ICP Global Office, Regional Implemeting Agencies, and National Implementing Agencies, hosted events, booths and sessions showcasing the importance of the program and its data. 

February 13, 2019ICP Global Office, The World BankWorld Bank Data Day 2019ICP seminar: Understanding Purchasing Power ParitiesWashington DC
A seminar presented by ICP Global Office staff provided World Bank attendees with an understanding of concept of PPPs, the methodology and coverage of the ICP, the applications of the program’s data, and the future direction of the program. The presentation made can be found here.
February 13, 2019Development Data Group, The World BankWorld Bank Data Day 2019ICP boothWashington DC
The Global Office showcased PPP concepts and applications of ICP data at the first annual World Bank Data Day. Staff at the ICP booth chatted to many of the 1000-plus visitors about how PPPs can improve cross country socio-economic analyses, handed out explanatory material, and featured on the World Bank’s Facebook Live channel.
January 29-30, 2019United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western AsiaUN-ESCWA Statistical Committee, 13th sessionA side event for ICP Western AsiaBeirut
An ICP side event showcased the program at UN-ESCWA’s 13th Statistical Committee meeting. Posters and charts illustrated the use of PPPs and ICP data, and displayed preliminary 2016 results.  The Western Asia ICP team were on hand to answer questions and point visitors towards a video of country testimonials on the importance of ICP and benefits of participation in the ICP at the national level.
May 23, 2018The World Bank50 Years of Measuring World Economies Washington DC
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the ICP, the World Bank Group hosted an event on May 23, 2018 at its Headquarters in Washington DC. World Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva delivered opening remarks to a fireside chat with 2015 Nobel Laureate in economics Sir Angus Deaton and Georgetown University Provost Robert M. Groves on the challenges and opportunities for investing in evidence for sustainable development.  Lawrence H. Summers, the 71st Secretary of the US Treasury and son of ICP co-founder Robert Summers, shared a recorded tribute. Please also visit ICP 50th anniversary special page for more information.