Monthly Archives: January 2013

Statistics in Africa: Making Africa count

TweetThe Economist writes about statistics in Africa based on an interview with Morten Jerven. Read the story here.

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Poor Numbers in the ‘Africa Rising’ debate in Foreign Policy

TweetFOREIGN POLICY article – January 28, 2013. “We Have No Idea if Africa Is Rising” Recent FP contributors have said that Africa is and is not rising. They’re both wrong because they don’t have the numbers to back it up. … Continue reading

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I talk about my book with Russ Roberts on EconTalk

TweetMorten Jerven, sale author of Poor Numbers, stomach talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the quality of data coming out of Africa on income, growth, and population. Jerven argues that the inconsistency of the numbers and methodology both across … Continue reading

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