Its not always easy to interpret data. Take the case of data on per capita expenditure on health by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as published by the World Bank Health expenditure per capita (current US$) Data from World Bank This shows that Salone is spending far more on health per capita than either Guinea […]
“Can a Post-Crisis Country Survive in the Time of Ebola? Issues Arising with Liberia’s Post-war Recovery” – article by Jordan Ryan in the latest edition of the Harvard International Review. You could change the names in the article to names found in Sierra Leone and the article will apply equally to Sierra Leone. I suspect […]
Just read Rachel Glennerster’s new post summarizing the results of a new survey on how Sierra Leoneans are faring during the Ebola crisis. “For much of the last two months Tavneet Suri and I have been working with the Sierra Leone team at Innovations for Poverty Action, the World Bank, and Statistics Sierra Leone on […]
In a recent discussion I had with one of our donor partners, I argued that the view that Sierra Leone suffers from capacity weaknesses and therefore needs to build capacity; in short train more people and give them more qualifications, is rather simplistic and in some cases just plain wrong. This is not to say […]
I read this article on Africa Check by Georgina Alexander and John Endres- The trouble with statistics about Africa -on how “Bad and incomplete data bedevils African statistics…” This is so true. I have had harrowing experiences in two countries, including mine, and in both cases, there were possibilities for immediate correction but the consequences would have been […]
Rachel Glennerster, one of the authors of Running Randomized Evaluations, is writing about how we can plan to rebuild, post-Ebola. The blog can be found on runningres.com/blog. In her first post she provides some thoughts about rebuilding the economy: Planning for a post-Ebola West Africa: Part 1: The economy .