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

Jerven, Morten LU and Johnston, Deborah (2015) In Journal of Development Studies 51(2). p.111-115
Abstract
Measurement is increasingly at the centre of debates in African economic development. Some remarkable upward revisions of GDP, which are signs of statistical systems improving, caused the declaration of a statistical tragedy in Africa. This special issue evaluates the database for African economic development with articles on the quality of the data on GDP, health and education, poverty, labour, agriculture and income distribution.
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Taylor & Francis
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0022-0388
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10.1080/00220388.2014.968141
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {111--115},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Development Studies},
  title        = {Statistical Tragedy in Africa? : Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2014.968141},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2015},
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