Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107992
Authors: 
Jerven, Morten
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/114
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the current problems of national accounting in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the current uneven application of methods and availability of data, any ranking of countries according to gross domestic product levels is misleading. It is increasingly acknowledged that the problems associated with national accounts in Africa may have caused growth to be underestimated, and there are concerns that gross domestic product does not capture or cohere with concurrent trends on poverty and wealth from other surveys. It is argued that this varies from country to country, and that in some countries current wealth is underestimated, whereas in others recent growth is overestimated.
Subjects: 
economic growth
national income accounting
Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: 
E01
N17
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-835-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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