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Democracies die in data darkness

Democracies die in data darkness

US news organisation The Washington Post has “democracy dies in darkness” emblazoned on its masthead, and this is true of all forms of government, and all forms of democracy. You have read all of your free articles, to...

Namibia’s data gaps fuel policy blindness

Namibia’s data gaps fuel policy blindness

The fact that Namibia will not be conducting a census in 2022 – which would have collected data on more than 80 indicators for everything from population size, location and migration, to housing, health and education...

Cameroon’s statistical conundrum

Cameroon’s statistical conundrum

Cameroon, like other sub-Saharan African countries, has a problem with the production of reliable data. The situation is so precarious that Shantayanan Devarajan, the one-time chief economist for Africa at the World...