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Statistical Tragedy in Africa?
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Morten Jerven, Deborah Johnston
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

What do we know about economic development in Africa? The answer is that we know much less than we would like to think. This collection assesses the knowledge problem present in statistics on poverty, agriculture, labour, education, health, and economic growth. While diverse in origin, the contributors to this book
Special Issue: Statistical Tragedy in Africa?
Language: en
Pages: 97
Authors: Morten Jerven, Deborah Johnston
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

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Statistical Tragedy in Africa?
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Morten Jerven, Deborah Johnston
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

What do we know about economic development in Africa? The answer is that we know much less than we would like to think. This collection assesses the knowledge problem present in statistics on poverty, agriculture, labour, education, health, and economic growth. While diverse in origin, the contributors to this book
Measuring African Development
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Morten Jerven
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The chief economist for the World Bank's Africa region, Shanta Devarajan, delivered a devastating assessment of the capacity of African states to measure development in his 2013 article "Africa's Statistical Tragedy". Is there a "statistical tragedy" unfolding in Africa now? If so then examining the roots of the problem of
The Emerging Data Revolution in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 529
Authors: Ben Kiregyera
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

The book presents a nuanced narrative about statistical development in Africa since around the time of independence when emerging states needed statistics mainly to support their planning processes. It highlights challenges faced then, some of which have persisted, including institutional, organizational and technical challenges. These challenges manifest themselves in countries