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Poor numbers : how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it / Morten Jerven.

By: Jerven, Morten, 1978- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2013Description: xx, 187 p : 23 cm.ISBN: 9780801478604 (pbk.).Subject(s): Economic development -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- Statistics | National income -- Southern Africa -- Accounting | Economic indicators -- Sub-Saharan Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa -- Economic conditions -- Statistics | Sub-Saharan Africa -- Statistical servicesDDC classification: 338.967 JER Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
What do we know about income and growth in Africa? -- Measuring African wealth and progress -- Facts, assumptions and controversy : lessons from the datasets -- Data for development : a guide to African development statistics -- Conclusion : development by numbers.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index.

What do we know about income and growth in Africa? -- Measuring African wealth and progress -- Facts, assumptions and controversy : lessons from the datasets -- Data for development : a guide to African development statistics -- Conclusion : development by numbers.

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