Category Archives: Nigeria

A reading list for the data revolution

TweetIf you have sat through more than two conferences and workshops on the post-2015 development agenda or the Sustainable Development Goals (or tracked #SDGs or #data2015 on Twitter) you will be aware that there is a certain repetition of ideas. … Continue reading

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Whose numbers?

TweetThat’s the title of an article written by Adewale Maja-Pearce. He takes stock of the debate on Poor Numbers (between me and some representatives from some statistical offices) – and relates it to the problems of counting people in Nigeria … Continue reading

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“Nigeria is not a poor country”

Tweet“Nigeria is not a poor country”, cialis President Goodluck Jonathan declared earlier this month in response to a World Bank report which listed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world. The claim is wrong and misleading says Taiwo … Continue reading

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Recalculating Kenya’s GDP

TweetNic Cheeseman writes about the new GDP numbers in Kenya. They are not ready yet, viagra and the jump in GDP will not be as big as they were in Nigeria or Ghana. As in Nigeria and Ghana the new … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeune Afrique

TweetI talk about why I think the emphasis  (taken by some journalists) on ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ can distract us from simple but real knowledge problem. Read it here.

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A history of economic growth in Africa: why measurement matters

TweetThe GDP re-basing in Nigeria again brought measurement to the center of debates on African economic development, just like it happened when Ghana re-based their GDP in 2010. There has been more commentary in mainstream media this time around – … Continue reading

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What does Nigeria’s new GDP number actually mean?

TweetRead my write up for African Arguments here.

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Nigeria publishes new GDP numbers = Nigeria biggest economy in Africa

TweetSo it is official. The new GDP number for Nigeria was released today. It is 80.3 trillion naira for 2013. That is according to NBS this afternoon. The old GDP number was 42.4 trillion naira. The increase is bigger than … Continue reading

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Two nice tweets on Nigerian GDP rebasing

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Nigeria Rebases GDP

TweetThe announcement is expected to be made on Sunday. It has been expected any day now for almost three years, pilule so it is about time. As I documented in Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics … Continue reading

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