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

On 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 launched at the Center of Global Development in Washington DC.

Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria, Yemi Kale and I will both give a keynote. The event is organized and introduced by Amanda Glassman, and a panel discussion in Francisco Ferreira, Chief Economist, World Bank Africa and and Roberto Rosales, Deputy Director, Statistics, International Monetary Fund will follow.

You can register for the event here.

The special issue is the second set of papers following the 2013 conference in Vancouver, where Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It was launched. The first set of papers was published in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and are also available as a book with Routledge. The special issue: Measuring African Development: Past and Present is currently freely available.

Below, find the table of contents to the special issue in Journal of Development Studies – which can be accessed here (ungated until 30th of June, 2015).toc-jds jerven & johnston

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