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Africa at Dawn

That's the title of a recent editorial in the Financial Times. The editorial recounts the recent data debates. Most importantly, the FT editorial highlights how important it is to debate data openly and freely and this  is in African countries' interest . Referring to...
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The great African data debate

Not my words, but that's what UNU-Wider calls it. As I written before I think that it is true that some countries have better data that are available through household surveys. BUT: not all of these are comparable, and availability  is NOT random, hence...
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Pictures from the book launch in Vancouver

“African Economic Development: Measuring Success and Failure”, drug an international conference was held recently at Simon Fraser University, pharmacy Vancouver, hospital Canada. On Friday April 19 I launched the book, you can see more pictures from the launch here. Over fifty leading scholars, data...
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