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Poor Numbers

How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by Morten Jerven

One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities that pr...
Publish Date
2013
January 24
Goodreads rating
3.76
ISBN
9780801478604
Tags
money-and-financenonfiction
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Makes a strong case that a lot of GDP measurements we thought were accurate are far from it.     source