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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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World poverty halved?

TweetThe implications from the new 2011 PPP benchmarks from the ICP numbers may mean a huge reduction in the poverty head count in the world. Sarah Dykstra, sick Charles Kenny and Justin Sandefur at the Center for Global Development draw … 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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Inclusive Growth in Africa: Measurement, Causes and Consequences

TweetThat was the name of the conference in Helsinki, organized by UNU-WIDER.  All in all an underwhelming experience. I understand that we are a bit excited about growth in Africa, but maybe the title of the conference should have been:  … Continue reading

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