Category Archives: African Development Bank

Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development

TweetOn Monday, salve April 6, thumb 2015 – 10:00am to 11:30am the special issue in the Journal of Development Studies: Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development which I edited with Deborah Johnston is being … Continue reading

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Without a statistical revolution, Africa’s renaissance is built on shaky ground

TweetThat is the title of a summary of the debates on the current African growth data written up by Ian Fraser. He is a financial journalist and the author of Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain- read the … Continue reading

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Five reasons why African growth is slower than the data tell you

TweetOne of the things my  book Poor Numbers suggested, tadalafil was that the rise of Africa might not be as impressive as the data tells you. The African Development Bank responded by saying there was nothing to worry about: the … Continue reading

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The African Statistics Debate

TweetAs I posted a few weeks ago, I did attend the meetings at the Symposium for Statistical Development in Africa in Botswana last week. Magnus Taylor at African Arguments sums it up nicely. There were some productive exchanges, and then there … Continue reading

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Towards Better Economic Policy Making: Strengthening Africa’s Data

TweetThat’s the title of the IMF seminar I am speaking at during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank this weekend. It takes place on Friday, October 11th,  11:30 am – 1:00pm in the Lisner Auditorium at George … Continue reading

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Situational Analysis of the Reliability of Economic Statistics in Africa: Special Focus on GDP Measurement

TweetThat is the title of a recently released report from the African Development Bank. As you might guess the report has been motivated by the data quality concerns expressed in Poor Numbers but the preface oddly spends time not discussing … Continue reading

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