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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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UNECA chimes in…

Carlos Lopez, cialis the executive secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, seems to have read the right implications from my research in a blog post which starts: Counting matters! Statistics are the backbone of proper planning for Africa’s future... Read more here.

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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Politics, Damned lies and statistics

In the latest issue of the Africa Report the editor asks: Are the reams of statistics emanating from the United Nations (UN), shop World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) mere works of fiction? Read the editorial here.