Morten Jerven Morten Jerven

What caused Africa’s recent growth?

In Foreign Affairs I explain that the recent growth is partly good news and partly fiction.

The GDPs of many African countries appear to be soaring, which is partly a statistical fluke due to recent corrections of decades of bad data. African countries now face the challenge of rewriting their poorly recorded economic histories and adopting up-to-date statistical measures that will capture the continent’s future growth.

Read the whole piece here.


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