02/10/2020 - 02/14/2019 at Gaborone, Botswana

The main objective is to strengthen the participants’ knowledge of price indices concepts and methods relating to the implementation of international standards and best practices.

This five-day seminar will focus on the fundamental data sources and compilation procedures as well as the challenges compilers face in developing/updating price indices. Topics will include general price indices issues; contributing to the development of source data surveys as well as analyzing the subsequent results; constructing expenditure shares; issues with the development/updating weights, selecting samples, quality adjustment issues, and pricing difficult items. Participants will be invited to list specific questions, topics, issues which will be discussed during the seminar.