Statistical tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the data base for African economic development

Morten Jerven, Deborah Johnston

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Abstract

Measurement is increasingly at the centre of debates in African economic development. Some remarkable upward revisions of GDP, which are signs of statistical systems improving, caused the declaration of a statistical tragedy in Africa. This special issue evaluates the database for African economic development with articles on the quality of the data on GDP, health and education, poverty, labour, agriculture and income distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Volume51
Issue number2
Early online date6 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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