In addition to Mongolia, 21 Asian countries are participating in the Asia-Pacific International Comparison Program to be implemented by the Asian Development Bank in 2021. The regional conference was held online on December 1-3.
The meeting was attended by Ms.Erdenesan.E, Director of the Economic Statistics Department, as National Program Coordinator, Ms.Bayarmaa.B, Senior Statistician of the National Accounts Unit, Ms.Munkhzul.D, Senior Statistician of the Price Unit and relevant statisticians of the Price Unit and the National Accounts.
At the meeting, 2017 ICP report and 2021 action plan were presented, and the participating countries presented their views and status on the scope and agenda of the program.
They also exchanged their experiences and discussed about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the collection and calculation of consumer price data and the measures being taken.
Mongolia is preparing to launch the 2021 ICP in January 2021.