Category Archives: Review

Back to school: 5 books about Africa you should be reading

According to the recommendations by the ONE Campaign . The list includes recent books by Bill Clinton; Chimamanda Ngozi; Adichie Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo; and Taiye Selasi as well as Poor Numbers.

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Center for Data Innovation

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Poor Numbers reviewed by Africa Check

Africa Check is  a non-profit organisation which promotes accuracy in public debate. One of the things they do is to check the accuracy of numbers used in the public domain in South Africa and beyond. It is therefor nice to … Continue reading

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Poor Numbers featured in Nature’s Summer Books

In the short review, healing Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, medicine writes: This book offers fascinating, cialis disturbing insights for anyone interested in the role of numbers in the social sciences. For those using global economic databases, it should be required reading. … Continue reading

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The Lancet

Poor Numbers gets a favourable mention in The Lancet. The call it a superb book about development statistics Read the short review here.

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Africa at LSE reviews my book – and an interview with the Africa Research Institute

Gerardo Serra, for sale who is a PhD student in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and does fascinating work on the political economy of statistics in Ghana and the Gold Coast reviews Poor Numbers … Continue reading

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Bill Gates reviews my book

Favourably and fairly I think.  Bill Gates says: Yet it is clear to me that we need to devote greater resources to getting basic GDP numbers right. As Jerven argues, site national statistics offices across Africa need more support so … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs reviews Poor Numbers

According to Nicolas van de Walle in Foreign Affairs Jerven demonstrates with devastating clarity that African governments produce imprecise economic statistics that should not be trusted. Read the full review here.

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Ian Scoones on Poor Numbers

Ian Scoones reflects on my book in a two part analysis called: Dodgy data and missing measures: why good numbers matter. Read more here.

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“Poor Numbers”: A Q&A with Dan Hirschman

Dan Hirschman, drugs the author of the blog asociologist.com, asks me some good questions about my book.

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