The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board

Carmelita N. Ericta Chairperson Regional Advisory Board

RDTA 7507: 2011 International Comparison Program for Asia and the Pacific Meeting of the Regional Advisory Board
20 May 2010, ADB Headquarters

The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

Outline of Presentation
 Rationale
 Specific Role of RAB  RAB Composition  Schedule of RAB Meetings  Summary of Agreements

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

Rationale

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The Regional Advisory Board is established to provide
advice to the Regional Coordinator of the ICP Asia Pacific Includes representatives of national (ultimate micro data custodians) and regional stakeholders (client) Not an executive body

Not involved in the day-to-day management of the ICP

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

Specific Role of the RAB
 Set regional goals, objectives and priorities Review and approve work programs


Provide mechanism for keeping all parties involved and informed
Review progress reports


Advice on the sustainability of the program
Assist in shaping the vision of ICP for future direction

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

RAB Composition
 A Chairperson is elected to moderate RAB Meetings and
facilitate technical discussions as needed. (Tenure: One Year – as agreed during the 1st RAB Mtg (20 May 2010)


Rationale for RAB Composition
Institutional Members – Represents ICP Stakeholders

NIA Members – Invited on the basis of size of economy;
sub-regional representation; and commitment to participate in meetings and technical discussions that may

be called upon during the course of the 2011 ICP
implementation
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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

RAB Composition
Chair: Administrator, NSO, Philippines Co-chair: Chief Economist, ADB Vice Chair: Commissioner, CSD, Hong Kong, China Institutional Members: Head, Prices Branch, Australian Bureau of Statistics Director, Statistics Division, UN ESCAP Director, UN SIAP
Ex-officio Members: ICP Global Coordinator, World Bank Assistant Chief Economist, ERDI/ERD Member Secretary: Regional Coordinator, ICP Asia Pacific, ADB

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

RAB Composition
NIA Members: Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Cambodia Director General, National Bureau of Statistics, PRC Commissioner, Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong, China Additional Director General, Central Statistics Organization, India Chief Statistician, Badan Pusat Statistik, Indonesia Chief Statistician, Department of Statistics, Malaysia Administrator, National Statistics Office, Philippines Director, Bureau of Trade & Economic Indices, Thailand

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

Schedule of RAB Meetings
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Organizational Meeting – 20 May 2010 Still needs to be confirmed by RAB members
Second Meeting – 17 November 2010 Third Meeting – 13 September 2011 Fourth Meeting – April 2012

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The 2011 ICP Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Board First Meeting of the NIA Heads, 20-21 May 2010, ADB HQ

Other Matters

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On conduct of meetings
Explore Video conferencing Conduct on-line/e-mail technical discussions RAB to confirm availability on suggested dates


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On the number of countries participating in the region
ADB can only have 23 countries WB clarified that pacific countries may not necessarily be coordinated by ADB (just like Georgia who is being corrdinated directly by the GO)

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Any Questions?

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