4-6 December 2019

Regional Meeting for Revision of 2011-2017 Expenditure Data

  • Amman, Jordan

In order to ensure the accuracy of National Accounts expenditure data and hence reliability of the International Comparison Program (ICP) results, ESCWA conducted a regional meeting for the validation of 2011 to 2017 National Accounts expenditure data and treatment of outliers.

The meeting was attended by participants from 11 member countries and focused on:

  • The presentation of preliminary ICP results from the National Accounts perspective, with focus on GDP measures, Gross Fixed Capital Formation and government expenditures
  • Validation sessions for the time series of expenditure data at the national, sub-regional and regional levels 
  • Working sessions wherein country representatives reviewed and updated their data based on findings from the  validation
  • Presentation and discussion on the National Accounts expenditure data compilation strategy for sub-national purchasing power parity computation.


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