What is it about?

The International Comparison Program estimates purchasing power parities and price level indexes for countries across the world. It relies on statistical agencies collaborating through governance, common methodology, and sharing knowledge.

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Why is it important?

Comparable cross-country economic data is crucial to assessing the impact on the global economy of local, regional, and global events. We describe how a major provider of comparable global economic data, the International Comparison Program, is an exemplar of a successful multi-agency statistical partnership based on the close collaboration of its stakeholders working towards a common goal within an inclusive governance structure and using agreed methodologies and standards.

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This page is a summary of: From local prices to the global economy: A unique global collaboration that underpins the International Comparison Program, Statistical Journal of the IAOS, September 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/sji-220047.
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