Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/206783
Editors: 
Hoogeveen, Johannes
Pape, Utz Johann
Year of Publication: 
2020
Abstract: 
This open access book addresses an urgent issue on which little organized information exists. It reflects experience in Africa but is highly relevant to other fragile states as well. - Constantine Michalopoulos, John Hopkins University, USA and former Director of Economic Policy and Co-ordination at the World Bank. Fragile countries face a triple data challenge. Up-to-date information is needed to deal with rapidly changing circumstances and to design adequate responses. Yet, fragile countries are among the most data deprived, while collecting new information in such circumstances is very challenging. This open access book presents innovations in data collection developed with decision makers in fragile countries in mind. Looking at innovations in Africa from mobile phone surveys monitoring the Ebola crisis, to tracking displaced people in Mali, this collection highlights the challenges in data collection researchers face and how they can be overcome.
Subjects: 
Data collection
Fragile states
Development economics
Economic development
African economics
African innovations
Mobile phone surveys
Rapid emergency response survey
Displaced people
Central African Republic
Geo-spatial sampling
Rapid consumption surveys
Vulnerable populations
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ISBN: 
978-3-030-25120-8
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version

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