Category Archives: Poverty

Development by Indicators: Knowledge and Governance

TweetIn this workshop organized at Nantes by Boris Samuel and me on May 5 and 6, view 2015 we will investigate the role of indicators in economic development. We will explore how numbers structure knowledge about economic development and how … Continue reading

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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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Statistical Earthquakes

TweetThat’s what Homi Kharas and Laurence Chandy calls it. They refer to the shifts that the new price data come from the International Comparison Program are causing to the poverty numbers. The new numbers are causing large revisions upwards and … 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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Someone robbed the databank (at the World Bank)

TweetMore specifically, Justin Sandefur (with Sarah Dykstra and Benjamin Dykstra) at the Center for Global Development have been running a script to get full access to the data in the Povcalnet database maintained at the World Bank (by Shaohua Chen; … Continue reading

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The History of Poverty in Africa

TweetAt the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, shop Rhiannon Stephens is organizing what promises to be an excellent conference on the History of Poverty in Africa. Jane Guyer is giving a keynote on Thursday March 6, ailment … Continue reading

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