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From figures to facts: making sense of socio-economic surveys in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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  • Marivoet, Wim
  • De Herdt, Tom

Over the last decades, both donor organizations and the national government have invested heavily in administering national-level surveys in the DRC. These survey results have been used in planning exercises (e.g. to elaborate the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers) and in evaluation exercises (e.g. to decide on the country’s debt relief), but the quality of these data is highly contentious as some basic demographic information on the DRC is simply unknown. This policy brief first presents the issue and illustrates its direct implications before we present a discussion of possible solutions, also for the short-run.

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Paper provided by Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) in its series IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs with number 23.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: May 2017
Handle: RePEc:iob:apbrfs:2017002
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  1. Little R.J., 2004. "To Model or Not To Model? Competing Modes of Inference for Finite Population Sampling," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 99, pages 546-556, January.
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