Category Archives: Media

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

That 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

Posted in African Development Bank, IMF, Media, Poor Numbers, World Bank | 2 Comments

When A Poor Country Gets A Lot Richer

Planet Money, on National Public Radio spoke to me about Ghana, GDP revisions and statistics in Africa and summarized as: People talk about GDP as if it means something solid, as if it’s a mathematically derived and agreed upon fact. … Continue reading

Posted in GDP Revision, Ghana, Media, Planet Money | Tagged , , | Comments Off